Friday, August 04, 2006

Wikiality

Kudos to the guys at LiveSailDie for launching WetWiki a sailing wiki to which anyone can contribute.

And thanks to Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report for explaining to American TV viewers this week how wikis really work. As Colbert says, "Any user can change any entry and if enough other users agree with them it becomes true." Truth is whatever we want it to be. Check him out in the video.





So, using this principle, if enough of us agree on something we can change reality. For example all of the following statements about Lasers will be true if you were to update them to Wikipedia or WetWiki. That's wikiality folks.

1. Sales of new Lasers are triple what they were three years ago.

2. There are twice as many Lasers racing today as there were ten years ago.

3. 48% of Americans believe that George W Bush sails a Laser.

4. You can pick up a used Laser in excellent condition for $200.

5. If you only race twice a week, a Laser sail will last ten years.

6. 53% of Americans believe that Osama bin Laden sails a Laser.

7. Anyone can jump in a Laser and qualify for the Olympics six months later.

8. Laser sailors never cheat.

9. Lasers are faster than Moths.

10. 91% of Laser sailors are of above average IQ.

Not that I am encouraging you to do anything dishonest such as writing stuff in a wiki that isn't true. Of course not.

3 comments:

AdriftAtSea said...

I don't believe GWB has the IQ required to sail a paper boat in a bathtub.

And Tillerman is an exceptional Laser sailor, meaning that he is in the 9%. :) (see #10.)

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. I think he just insulted me.

uno said...

You can see wikiality in action at http://www.wikiality.com

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