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Mike McCarthy 5/30/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
With the exception of the powdered wigs, the authors of the Constitution are little different (just fewer) than the authors of wikipedia: almost entirely white guys, mostly in their 20s.
(As much as I enjoyed Danny’s article, and have been following his writing since Day One of The Media Lab, I am disappointed he plays PC politics here. I’m looking forward to the “Age of Entanglement” for at least that reason: less PC, more collaborative reality.)
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Danny Hillis 7/26/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
I think you overstate your case. While it is true that the demographics of WIkipedia contributors are very different that of the general population, it would be difficult to argue that they are not a vastly more diverse and inclusive group than the authors of the US constitution. They do tend to be white and male, but the are many important contributors and leaders who are not, and it is not true that they are “mostly in their 20s”.