Lord Drayson Likes the Wiki

April 19, 2010

. . . of course he does.  This is an excerpt from a speech last Saturday given by Lord Drayson, the UK Minister of Science in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. He’s also an avid amateur racing driver.  He spoke at the Motorsports Industry Association Conference at Long Beach, California:

There’s another idea that also appeals to me as an example of new-style innovation – and that’s the decision taken by TTXGP to create a Wiki where the entire racing community helps to shape the rules for zero-emission motorcycle racing through a Wikipedia style rule book.

Not only is crowd-sourcing itself progressive, but it fits with motorsport’s ability to stimulate change. Our image as technologically sophisticated and abidingly cool can change hearts and minds. It can persuade consumers that green cars on the road also have caché.

Thank you, Lord Drayson.  Given the recent upsurge in participation on the Wiki, it looks as if the invitation to the racing community to innovate is getting some attention.



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