One of the most fascinating things about Wikipedia is what it means to allow anyone edit an encyclopedia entry at will. While this 12 volume set of Wikipedia changes regarding the Iraq war is certain to provide a unique historical perspective of the event as it happened, the true value of these pages is in physically recording the public’s interest in altering the entry.
At least, if you’re a Republican. Senate candidate Andy Martin says the free encyclopedia is actually “a tax-exempt protosocialist scam that seeks to harass Republicans, conservatives and Obama opponents.” He’s actually suing the site for fraud. He goes on to say that both Wikipedia and Wikimedia are “anti-conservative, anti-Republican and anti-Obama opponent smear operations.” This all coming from someone who still doesn’t believe the president is a U.S. citizen. Gee, I wonder why this nutjob is losing so badly at the polls so far.