When I try to explain this place to other people I always introduce it as a user built encyclopaedia. What drew me to everything2 at first was the chance to help to create a reference for the future. I always hated normal encyclopaedias because you can’t add or change anything in them even if you think it is completely wrong, here you can vote and write and frankly, I think everything2 is a better reference than Britannica since I can find out who wrote an entry and their opinions on other topics thus placing the write up in context. Everything2 is postmodern in this sense and I hope to see it become more user friendly so that in the future it might become the first place people look when do research on any topic.

Even when I say all that my friends say “wow that's cool/amazing but it’s way too much work . . .We’ll leave it to you.” (Philistines)