Friday, September 10, 2010

The Iraq Flame War - on paper

How cool is this? Technology writer, James Bridle has built a paper-based encyclopedia on the edits of the Wikipedia entry for the Iraq War.

"It contains arguments over numbers, differences of opinion on relevance and political standpoints, and frequent moments when someone erases the whole thing and just writes 'Saddam Hussein was a dickhead.'

"This is historiography. This is what culture actually looks like: a process of argument, of dissenting and accreting opinion, of gradual and not always correct codification."
A new phase in understanding how history is written perhaps?

Via NewsFeed

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