Sunday, February 11, 2007

Death of Citizendium predicted

Well, what faint hope I had for Citizendium has been clearly dashed, and in the totally expected way. A brief read over this blog entry by Citizendium author DaveyDweeb (read Larry's comments especially; they are quite illuminating) demonstrates pretty clearly the fatal egotism of Larry Sanger. I now see why Jimbo disinvited Larry: Larry's tendency to authoritarian leadership is not only completely at odds with Jimbo's leadership style (not that I don't have issues with Jimbo's leadership style, but Larry is too far the other way), but Larry's need to sate his own ego clearly prevents him from "letting go" enough to let Citizendium (or, I suspect, any other project of any size) succeed.