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Thursday, December 08, 2005
Is Wikipedia a Public Good?
I've been having a
with a commenter about whether Wikipedia is a public good or not.
I don't think it is; I can very easily exclude you from consumption (ie, publishing your microchunk) by editing it out.
So I don't think public goods analyses (collective action, market failure, etc) really apply. I think about it as a two-sided market, rather than as a good at all, but that's a long, boring story.
Food for thought.
-- umair // 2:47 AM //
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