The new age encyclopedia – Wikipedia! I love it. Encyclopedias are produced by experts in all fields. Everything imaginable can be explained in a more than introductory fashion with the use of an encyclopedia. Years ago an encyclopedia and its contents consisted of volumes of information from A – Z. What was written by the “experts” never changed. Today everyone and anyone can add additional information and clarify new meanings to a word or other general information in perspective categories. With Wikipedia anyone can write, as well as edit an article , word or general information on a subject.. With our new encyclopedia – Wikipedia anyone can actually edit information. If a large group of people agree on a change – you’ll find that information sticks! Wikipedia definitions change as our culture changes, as our people change and add new meanings to past, so-called “facts.” Life is full of changes. Information changes. Wikipedia allows for changes and evolves just like everything else. It’s a good thing!
Apparantly, there are gatekeepers in this system and I agree with many, there has to be a system where someone edits material so definitions and explanations of subject material does not allow for rampant, wanton, and erractic wording to define and cement a meaning to a word or a particular subject matter.