Apropos my post yesterday on Web 2.0, The Ponderings of Woodrow rants against
Wikipedia's decision to delete the removal of "Enterprise 2.0" from Wikipedia. Here is the explanation from Wikipedia Artw, who made the change:
Neologism of dubious utility. I can find examples of it's use online but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on what it means other than "sort of like Web2.0, but businessy"
Here is the best part of Woodrow's rant:
For someone who's assailing the validity of a neologism, does anyone else find it downright ridiculous that he used the term "businessy?" in defense of the deletion? "Businessy?!?!?"...if that half-cocked neologism isn't a clear indication of just how out of focus the editor is with the business world, I don't know what more needs to be said.
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1. Posted by Jason Wood on August 18, 2006 @ 20:11 | Permalink
Thanks for the reference...some things just deserve a good old fashioned rant, and this certainly qualified.
2. Posted by James Grimmelmann on August 20, 2006 @ 16:01 | Permalink
Why do you refer to "Wikipedia's decision to delete?" Wikipedia is the sum total of changes made by its users, and it seems odd to impute agency to Wikipedia itself in this context.
3. Posted by Gordon Smith on August 20, 2006 @ 19:36 | Permalink
You're right, James. That was sloppily written. I edited my post.