A “Wiki-Free” Day?

Doing a quick bit of research, one turns to the repository of all knowledge, Wikipedia.

But if you go down to the woods today, be sure of a big surpise:

They are making a good point.

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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5 Responses to A “Wiki-Free” Day?

  1. Felix the Cassowary says:

    However, if you disable javascript in your web browser before going to the page, you will be able to read the article.

    • Schütz says:

      Ahh. Very interesting. Anyway, the 24 hours are up now. But it did bring home to me my dependance on Wiki for “quick ” facts. I know it is not %100 reliable, but you could always rely on it to have something to say about the subject you were interested in.

  2. Unfortunately by the time Wikipedia’s protest took effect the legislation they were protesting had been dumped in the US Congress, so it was more than a little redundant (although I share their concerns for internet freedom).

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  4. Antonia Romanesca says:

    As one whose corners of knowledge are yet but modest, Wiki is an absolute boon. Being not totally Catholically theologically-formed but still en passage, I turn to Wiki very often! I donated to them twice in the recent campaign and would like to keep doing so. Where would be be, without Wiki?

    ‘St Catherine of Siena? See what Wiki has to say’ and you see that you need to check out her Dialogue. Great as a framework for the acquisition of further knowledge. Some of the Wiki contemporary biographies: surely some of the subjects, wish Wiki had been somewhat less thorough, in its cool objectivity!! Plus yes, I am now after that Paulist book, St Catherine of Siena’s ‘The Dialogue.’ ~~~~ Semper Fidelis, A.

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