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:''"My own view of the Metaweb is pretty straightforward: I don't think that the Internet, as it currently exists, does a very good job of explaining things to people. It is great for selling stuff, distributing news and dirty pictures, and a few other things. But when you need to get a good explanation of something, whether it is a scientific principle, a bit of gardening advice, or how to change a tire, you have to sift through a vast number of pages to find the one that gives you the explanation that is right for you. Generally this is not a problem with the explanations themselves. On the contrary, it seems as though a lot of people like to explain things on the Internet, and some of them are quite good at it. The problem lies in how these explanations are organized." ''
 
:''"My own view of the Metaweb is pretty straightforward: I don't think that the Internet, as it currently exists, does a very good job of explaining things to people. It is great for selling stuff, distributing news and dirty pictures, and a few other things. But when you need to get a good explanation of something, whether it is a scientific principle, a bit of gardening advice, or how to change a tire, you have to sift through a vast number of pages to find the one that gives you the explanation that is right for you. Generally this is not a problem with the explanations themselves. On the contrary, it seems as though a lot of people like to explain things on the Internet, and some of them are quite good at it. The problem lies in how these explanations are organized." ''
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Metaweb cooperates with other [[GFDL text corpus services]], but has a specific focus on Neal Stephenson's ideas. Therefore some concepts like the [[faction]] will often have other names, like the [[phyle]] which is named for a faction-like concept in Stephenson's work. Such differences are noted as [[Metaweb: Stephensonia]].
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Metaweb cooperates with other [[GFDL text corpus]] services, but has a specific focus on Neal Stephenson's ideas. Therefore some concepts like the [[faction]] will often have other names, like the [[phyle]] which is named for a faction-like concept in Stephenson's work. Such differences are noted as [[Metaweb: Stephensonia]].
    
Metaweb being sponsored by Danny Hillis, it has great potential to advance the state of the art in wiki [[text corpus]] management, starting with the [[GFDL text corpus]].
 
Metaweb being sponsored by Danny Hillis, it has great potential to advance the state of the art in wiki [[text corpus]] management, starting with the [[GFDL text corpus]].

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