Wikipedia - the evil empire

Apparently there is no limit to the topics that conservatives can be stupid about. Look, here's Andrew Keen comparing Web 2.0 to Soviet communism.

If you democratize media, then you end up democratizing talent. The unintended consequence of all this democratization, to misquote Web 2.0 apologist Thomas Friedman, is cultural "flattening." ... Just the flat noise of opinion--Socrates's nightmare.
Apparently no one has explained to Keen about the wisdom of crowds. (Or maybe they have and he was too dumb to understand it. We are, after all, dealing with a mind that refers to Lawrence Lessig as an "intellectual property communist.")

(If you're not sure what Web 2.0 refers to, a good introduction is here, and a fine assessment is here.)