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Open-source travel guide November 29, 2005

Posted by Ron Warnick in Web sites.

Some folks are beta-testing an online travel guide called World 66. If nothing else, the name proves that Route 66 has some cachet. It’s an open-sourced site in which users are the contributors of the content, like Wilkipedia.

It’s a long, long way from being as comprehensive as Wilkipedia, though. Tulsa, a pretty good-sized town, merits just four paragraphs and no photos. Meanwhile, tiny Grants, New Mexico, gets three paragraphs and one photo. Springfield, Ill., has one paragraph. Ditto for Springfield, Mo. The lively Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., has no mention at all.

There are better online travel guides out there.


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