Your country needs you!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 01:00

I recently created an entry for wikipedia about Jamaican art. I did this because it concerns me that there is insufficient information about our diaspora cultures online, even as the web is expanding rapidly. It was an interesting interlude that absorbed my energies completely for a couple of days, especially because writing for wikipedia is not easy. It is, after all, an encyclopedia and the Wikipedians who volunteer their services are exacting with their writers and protective of its standards. Some six drafts later and after much angst about my expertise and neutrality, the piece has finally been accepted as a stub – that is - the beginning of an entry that will require additional support and citations. So I'm calling on readers who have some knowledge and the stamina to withstand withering criticism to support the stub. Do it for art, and the good of your country...