It's not all love and kisses


We all love Wikipedia - I know I do. I've sung it's praises to lots of people and have personally often looked stuff up in it and been satisfied. Still I can't help but be impressed with an article I came across written by Robert McHenry former Editor in Chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica.


He's sick and tired of it and not going to take it any more:


"The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him." (from TechCentral Station)


Check it out, it's worth a read. What do you think?


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Posted on October 24, 2005 and filed under Life, Technology.