Web knowledge: the pros and cons

Two stories in the Obsever with differing views on the utility/desireablity of on-line self publishing. John Naughton on how the Wikipedia is already leaving the Encyclopedia standing, and Peter Preston on how bloggers can clog up big media and manipulate news coverage (scroll down).

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