Dear all,
I must send my apologies as I will not be attending this Wiki-Wednesday. I'm
currently at the Australian Historical Association conference at the
university of the Sunshine Coast:
a part of my thesis - trying to get historians to recognise the value of
Wikipedia's edit history as a primary source archive of contemporary
society. For example, imagine how useful the Wikipedia community's talk page
debates and rapidly evolving edit history of articles about events (e.g. the
Virginia Tech massacre or the Muhammed Image controversy) would be to the
historians of the future! I call this the "endless palimpsest" factor.

So, as a result, I won't be at this month's Wiki-Wednesday as much as I
would like to. Have a ball guys!

Peace, love & metadata

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 4:45 PM, private musings <>wrote:

> G'day all,
> I thought I'd just remind one and all that next week it's meetup time
> again for Sydneysiders :-)
> See for
> more details, and if you're anywhere near the Sydney area, do try and
> come along - I've heard the presentations are particularly strong this
> time ;-)
> Being a 'wiki' wednesday - it's not just the encyclopedia types who
> attend, although we put up a reasonable showing - it's a pretty
> diverse crowd, friendly, and interesting to chat with. Plus there's
> often free pizza and beer!
> Hope to see you there,
> best,
> Peter,
> PM.
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