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Re: [ARSCLIST] Whacky-Packia outed for what it is -- Amateur Hour in Siberia
Don Cox wrote:
On 21/03/07, David Lennick wrote:What is the point of calling on a resource where you have to second-guess the
accuracy of the article in question? Until the day comes when Wikipedia cannot
be amended by anyone for any reason, except with accepted credentials,
Wikipedia is verboten in my house as it is in any reputable newsroom. If you
want to scan it for laughs, go right ahead. I do not and will not rely on
anything where Wikipedia is the prime source. As for other publications
committing errors, yes they do..look at Consumer Reports which just had to
retract an entire article on testing of car seats. Has Wikipedia ever retracted
Steven Levy is typical of today's idiotic journalism and the state of
education in general. Bravo for Keen! And my opinions on Wackypackia
are well known to this group and haven't changed (nor has
No doubt Wikipedia contains plenty of errors, but is it any worse in
that respect that any current commercial encyclopedia?
The days when Britannica was written by top experts are long gone.
I have found Wikipedia useful for topics such as rock bands.
Sorry, there is nothing you can say that will convince me otherwise.
And I offer an apology to Siberians, in case nobody else has.