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Thread #104107   Message #2128690
Posted By: autolycus
18-Aug-07 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Wicked Impediment on WikiPedia?!
Subject: RE: BS: Wicked Impediment on WikiPedia?!
I'm constantly finding errors in printed reference books.

Harvey Einbinder sharpened up Britannica when he discovered how many errors that had. So he published The Myth of the Britannica, showing they'd gone to sleep on the job, having not revised many articles in yonks.

And unfortunately, even if a fact is in half-a-dozen encyclopedias, that still doesn't rove it's necessarily correct.

Do young students know how wiki is assembled?