Sunday, December 04, 2005

Is Wikipedia a good thing or a bad thing?

Some of my friends do swear by Wikipedia (, but stories like this ( make one wonder: is it really as accurate as people make it out to be?

Yes, Wikipedia did seem to correct Britannica (see this: on one occasion, but I have a sneaking suspicion that on the subjects that few care about the chance of error persisting for a long time is quite high...

Dr Anton Chuvakin