Wikipedia Strikes Again

By Deane Barker on March 13, 2004

March 11, 2004 Madrid attacks: I don’t mean to keep harping on about Wikipedia, but this article will demonstrate what a fantastic resource this is.

Someone has been meticulously tracking the terrorist attacks in Madrid and fleshing out the corresponding Wikipedia page. This page has more detail than I’ve seen in any other outlet, including a timeline of when trains arrived and departed and when the bombs went off. Just over 5,000 words of research.

What a testament to the power of letting anyone contribute. The wiki model works perfectly here, despite my reservations about it.



  1. I am glad you like Wikipedia, as I am contributor there. Just so you know, it’s not one person throwing that article together but 10 (or more) people. Hopefully this means it will remain a neutral and accurate resource.

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