Wikipedia: the French beg to differ

The different language versions of Wikipedia offer opposing assessments of history.
Stephen Baker

In the different languages of Wikipedia, history takes different turns, David Weinberger points out. The Japanese and Korean versions of the open-source encyclopedia differ on various islands, predictably enough, and the French don't necessarily agree with the Anglos that the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. These international Wikipedias are a great resource for cultural studies. Ross Mayfield has more.

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