Wikipedia experiment

Posted on April 10, 2006 by Steve

It's been a year since I gave Wikipedia a test drive, creating a new article from just a wisp of information:
Session drummer known for work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker,
Bob James, Chick Corea, and many others. Born on April 9, 1945.

I've since learned that the Wikiscenti refer to this kind of a placeholder as a stub, a short entry which needs to be expanded. I didn't flag my article as a stub, but within a few days someone had noticed it and added sixteen sentences of further detail. There have been over 50 updates since then, and now the article is impressively comprehensive.