Monday, October 24, 2005

More on Wikipedia:
Tech Central Station:
The Faith-Based Encyclopedia, by Robert McHenry, a former Britannica editor.
"It is true, unfortunately, that many encyclopedia users, like many encyclopedia reviewers, have low expectations. They are satisfied to find an answer to their questions. I would argue that more serious users, however, have two requirements: first, an answer to their questions; second, that those answers be correct."

Errors in the Encyclopædia Britannica that have been corrected in Wikipedia. Example:
Britannica lists the birthname of William J. Clinton (Bill Clinton) as "William Jefferson Blythe IV" [2]. It has been confirmed by the Clinton Library [3] that the correct birthname is "William Jefferson Blythe III".


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