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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:

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.

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 anything?

Sorry, there is nothing you can say that will convince me otherwise.

And I offer an apology to Siberians, in case nobody else has.


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