Larry Sanger

Online knowledge organizer. Co-founder of Wikipedia, Ph.D. Philosophy.

Toward a New Compendium of Knowledge (longer version)

1. Thinkers of the world, start imagining. According to one source, there are over one billion (a thousand million) people on the Internet.  That means there must be tens of millions of intellectuals online--I mean educated, thinking people who read about science or ideas regularly.  Tens of…

The Role of Content Brokers in the Era of Free Content

Draft June 9, 2006; very lightly revised, October 2006 I. The problem of funding content Ever since entering the open content arena in 2000, I have thought about, and been asked (repeatedly) about, how to pay for free content. This is a pressing problem for professional content creators, because of…

Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism

Wikipedia has started to hit the big time. Accordingly, several critical articles have come out, including "The Faith-Based Encyclopedia" by a former editor-in-chief of Britannica and a very widely-syndicated AP article that was given such titles as "When Information Access Is So Easy,…