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These are some use cases that I do not deeply consider, actually. They might change the context a bit.

I still don't see it as anything more than a toy, even in these cases, and how the valuation could be at all justified, especially given their usage trend while in the alpha, even with all the TC hype.

I can only think of a weird elementary school analogy to this whole Wikipedia/Qwiki thing.

Back in the days when I was a student, there were two easy (read lazy) ways out of reading a book/play: Cliff's Notes (in Canada, they were called Cole's Notes) or watching the movie version.

Neither was really a good substitute for the original, although the Cliff's Notes were invariably better than watching a movie.

If you were to see Wikipedia as the "Cliff's Notes" of a particular subject area, then isn't Qwiki just the "movie version" of the Cliff's Notes?

That might be right.

It is both a blessing and a curse to judge these things based on your own opinions and maybe that's what I'm doing right now.

Because I actually want to use this. Not for everything, but I for many things I can imagine myself using this. At least I've put it in chrome's search bar under the keyword qwiki, let's see if it sticks :)

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