First Nick Carr said Wikipedia isn't like open source because there isn't hierarchical gate-keeping, and then he said Wikis won't work because they don't favor experts. Now the claim is Wikipedia is dead because it is giving up it's open editing ideals, trending towards hierarchy and gate-keeping.
Sensational stuff as always, but factually wrong as usual. Go see Jimmy Wales' comments and then amaze yourself at how Nick is sticking to his guns to fulfill his mission:
My interest here, in case it's eluded anyone, is very simple: making sure that people know what Wikipedia really is and what Wikipedia really isn't.
The great thing about sensationalism is that it energizes debate within the network. I'm sure the mission is being fulfilled -- more people now know Wikipedia continues to fulfill it's ideals -- and despite sticking to his public guns, I think Nick secretly admits that's the real case. Thanks Nick, for making it fun, happy to give you some link love.
Apologizes for any ad hominem, simply makes for a sensational headline.
Written on a plane from Tokyo to Sapporo for the New Industry Leaders Summit.