Friday, November 03, 2006

Better Late than Never

Image taken from Wikipedia article: Intellipedia
In case you didn't catch this article from Reuters a few days ago, the US government has created its own version of Wikipedia, nicknamed, "Intellipedia":

...its own secretive version of Wikipedia, saying the popular online encyclopedia format known for its openness is key to the future of American espionage.

The office of U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte announced Intellipedia, which allows intelligence analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on the government's classified Intelink Web much like its more famous namesake on the World Wide Web.

First off, that is pretty cool. Secondly, it's a little frightening to think that our government has been about four years behind the technology curve on this one. I wonder if it's using Google and RSS yet?

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