The following is a public service announcement.
As some of you may know, I am the primary author of the Human Computer Information Retrieval entry on Wikipedia. I created this entry last November, shortly after the HCIR ’07 workshop. One of the ideas we’ve tossed around for HCIR ’08 is to collaboratively edit the page. But why wait? With apologies to Isaac Asimov, I/you/we are Wikipedia, so let’s improve the entry now!
And, while you’ve got Wikipedia on the brain, please take a look at the Relevance (Information Retrieval) entry. After an unsuccessful attempt to have this entry folded into the main Information Retrieval entry, I’ve tried to rewrite it to conform to what I perceive as Wikipedia’s standards of quality and non-partisanship. While I tried my best, I’m sure there’s still room for improving it, and I suspect that some of you reading this are among the best qualified folks to do so!
As Lawrence Lessig says, it’s a read-write society. So readers, please help out a bit with the writing.