Archive for March, 2006
Gotta love a good public dust-up. Here’s the background, in December 2005, Nature published an article and editorial that showed Wikipedia was better than Encyclopaedia Britannica and encouraged scientists to contribute to Wikipedia. Britannica struck back by publishing a response questioning the methodology and results of the original Nature article. This whole sequence of events is documented here and here . I even like the part about the Britannica calling Wikipedia a "Faith-based Encyclopedia" and comparing it to followers of Intelligent Design.
Many folks (here , here ) have been protesting ICANN ‘s unwaivering support of Verisign for the administration of the top-level .com domains. Finally a national registry, traditionally quite cozy with ICANN , has pulled out of ICANN in protest of the February 28th announcement by ICANN.
- Built-in forum module with support for registered users
- VirtueMart plugin for e-commerce (requested by a few) -> This is key for supporting purchases of the Boulder Heights directory.
- Classified module for local classifieds (or, could use JoomlaBoard)
- TinyMCE WYSIWYG support
- No need to touch anything under the hood. Components self install.
- Easiest installation, ever…. 2 minutes total!
You can see my progress at getting this up and running here.