Sunday, 23 January 2005


Given the number of times I link to Wikipedia, you'll appreciate that I like it. But it has recently caused a bit of a controversy with criticism of its accuracy. Some people have suggested that articles should be vetted by experts before being published.

While it's true that some articles cause problems, occasionally resulting in pages being suspended, most of the time the quality of the information is very high - much better than official sources. And because anyone can add information, it's incredibly up-to-date.

The irony of the established media complaining about the rigour and accuracy of Wikipedia is lost on them.

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