On a Friday in June, 15 years ago, the Los Angeles Times took a bold step into the utopian world of the open-source internet: it launched a "wikitorial", an editorial to be rewritten collectively by its readers, in a bid to harness the wisdom of the crowd.
The subject was the Iraq War. As on Wikipedia, readers were invited to edit and rewrite. By mid Friday morning, as recounted by Robert Gorwa in the LA Review...
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