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· · 2005
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Editing Benedict · Dan Gill­mor point­ed out that Wikipedia has a thor­ough, schol­ar­ly ar­ti­cle on the new Pope. I can im­prove on that: I hap­pened to have the Sistine-chapel we­b­cam in a cor­ner of the screen when the white smoke came out, and ob­served the Wikipedia ar­ti­cle when it was on­ly min­utes old. At which point I no­ticed that a de­fac­er with a sense of hu­mor had in­sert­ed some­thing about the for­mer Car­di­nal Ratzinger dream­ing of re­tir­ing to “a small Nazi village”, but it had been fixed by the time I got there. Just now, I de­cid­ed that the phrase “Benedict XVI is the 8th Ger­man pope in history;” would be im­proved by los­ing the words “in history” so I nuked ’em. Which is to say, Dan’s got a point. I see a fu­ture in which, when you want to talk about any­thing worth talk­ing about, you link ei­ther to its URI, or its Wikipedia en­try, or both.
 
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