Last updated: February 12, 2009 - 10:35pm
Law professor Eric Goldman loves Wikipedia, but he's also convinced that the site contains the "seeds of its own destruction." In other words, not to put too fine a point upon it, Wikipedia will fail. Goldman made his provocative point at the Silicon Flatirons conference this weekend in Boulder, Colorado. In Goldman's view, the very popularity of the site stands in tension with its goal of radical openness. The freely editable nature of Wikipedia has made it a canvas upon which vandals, spammers, and pranksters can paint at will.
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