26 August 2008

Footnote On Wikipedia

Wikipedia covers some topics better than others. I cite it for several manga related terms in my previous post.

One of the reasons that I do so is that while Wikipedia often lacks depth when covering more traditional academic subjects, it is frequently the most euridite, sophisticated and accurate source of information on popular culture, its sub-genres, its archetypes, and its history and influences.

Presumably, this is because people with an interest in popular culture tend to be more comfortable with and reliant upon media like Wikipedia, while more devotees of and commentators upon more traditional academic high culture are either dead, or tend to be older.

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