[iDC] Media dies more slowly than some would like (and sometimes they come back)
loreso at oginoknauss.org
Thu Jan 17 14:32:11 UTC 2008
few weeks ago i posted some considerations to the " Media dies more
slowly than some would like" thread, underlining what I believe still
to be a fundamental difference between printed books and electronic
text: that is, the historical stability of the knowledge phisically
deposited on shelves. I think the following post can further clarify
the nature of my concern...
sorry for crosspostings
Inizio messaggio inoltrato:
> Rinvia-Da: nettime at kein.org
> Da: wayne clements <w.clements at talk21.com>
> Data: 11 gennaio 2008 14:13:17 GMT+01:00
> Rinvia-A: Nettime <nettime-l at kein.org>
> A: nettime-l at kein.org
> Oggetto: <nettime> wikipedia censorship and self-censorship
> Hi Nettimers
> a couple of years ago I made a work that retrieved deleted user
> from the Deletion Logs of Wikipedia: un_wiki
> The deleted material in the Deletion Logs used to be preceded by the
> phrase: 'Content was:' The Log still exists but has been altered. New
> entries to the Log have recently ceased to contain this deleted user
> material. Instead it is replaced by a bland sysop summary. Not
> only that,
> all user entered content has now been expunged from the Deletion
> Logs of
> Wikipedia stretching back as far as can be seen. A case of
> retrospective censorship?
> When were these actions taken?
> When were they publicly discussed?
> Who of the sysops at Wikipedia are responsible?
> Why were these actions taken?
> I can find no reference to the change.
> un_wiki is now historical: without the content it has nothing to show
> you -- except for the absence of content.
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