Hmm. I’ve been thinking along these lines for ages – something that has content by ‘experts’. The problem with Wikipedia, although I do LOVE it, is that so many articles are a mess. I know that I can’t complain as I should get in there and improve them but…

  • Time is an issue – I haven’t even been on this blog for nearly a month and am thinking of packing it in.
  • I don’t necessarily know enough to do it better, just enough to know it’s not right.
  • People go in and re-edit everything, and not always for the better.

The Google ‘Knol’ idea sounds good, though there are of course caveats. The conflict of interest is an obvious one. I won’t stop using Wikipedia, but I don’t see anything wrong with a more controlled source of information to use alongside it.