Wikipedia bashing may be deserved in some corners, however, I personally have found many instances where it is accurate, clear and very useful. If a few idiots sabotage it, then things are slowly being done about reducing the occurrences. Throwing out the whole concept because some clown got caught lying is just as stupid as relying on a source (wiki) that is known to have some element of uncertainty without verification and corroboration.
I still think that the wikipedia is a worthwhile enterprise intended to make a vast body of knowledge available for free to anyone with an internet connection. The problems that come with it can be fixed and eventually will be. In spite of anyone's saying otherwise.
For every example of bad page to be found, I am certain there is a multitude of serious, well presented topics. Look up Bode Plot, for example, a page I recently referred one of my students to. Another example I liked was Hall Effect. I can attest to the fact that a large number of pages pertaining to science and engineering are 1st rate.
Alex Hartov, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Engineering Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College HB8000 Hanover NH 03755 (603) 646 3936 alex.hartov@xxxxxxxxxxxxx