Google’s answer to Wikipedia is now up. I’m off to check it out now.

OK. It seems heavily biased towards the medical so far. Give it time I suppose and it will probably stop discussing its ailments and move on.

At present, if you click on a subject – say ‘wind energy’ – it takes you to a decent article, but the embedded text links then go off-site. It’s going to take a long time for them to get to Wikipedia levels. And who is going to do all the editing and moderating to make content ‘authoritative’? The Google announcement answers these questions up to a point but it will be interesting to see how it shapes up.

I’m still excited and hopeful about the idea, but it’s definitely an addition rather than a replacement for Wikipedia.