Wikipedia is obviously not the first and only instance of this type of knowing in our history. But the balance of heroic individual knowers and persistent, pseudonymous social processes is sufficiently different that the media generally have gone wrong with this story. After all, reporters are held accountable when they get something wrong, so why shouldn’t Wikipedians?
A: Because Wikipedia isn’t a newspaper and newspaper practices aren’t the only way to knowledge. (JOHO – December 29, 2005)