Open source information

Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia: “Yes it’s garbage, but it’s delivered so much faster!”

Actually, passionate accuracy debates (fourth item) in the Maud household notwithstanding, nowadays I do think of Wikipedia as a useful resource. But it’s impossible to evaluate the reliability of any specific entry without further research. I wouldn’t assume I could rely on anything I found there.

Related: Boing Boing’s look at the site’s use in viral marketing campaigns.


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