[Citizendium-l] Compendium Improvement Process

Jon Awbrey jawbrey at att.net
Sun Sep 24 13:20:07 EDT 2006


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DG: https://lists.purdue.edu/pipermail/citizendium-l/2006-September/000402.html

A compendium is a labor saving judicious epitome of more weighty subject matters.
I am not sure whether that is the same kind of reference work as an encyclopedia,
but only because the latter term has of late become so ebused.

At any rate, [[WP:Encyclopedia]] has semantically drifted a good distance
apart from a [[RW:Encyclopedia]], and the activist subcabal of WP is POV-
pushing as hard as it can to push it even further, for reasons that I'll
speculum on later.

The traditional conception of an Encylopedia as a "Sum Of Human Knowledge" (SOHK Yer Head),
has been [[WP:REVERTED]] back to the more literal-minded etymology of "Circle Of Children".

But we are not here to fix the problems at Wikipedia, but to try, try again ...

Jon Awbrey

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