Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Omphalos of Info-trash

John Derbyshire wrote up a interesting article, entitled "Wiki Wars" regarding everybody's favorite Omphalos of Knowledge & Wisdom, also known as Wikipedia.

I could not pass up pointing out what Derbyshire wrote because he pretty much echoes my own observations about Wikipedia:
That’s Wikipedia for you. They can say what they like about you, employing any level of sub-literacy for the purpose, and there isn’t a darn thing you can do about it. I had heard this, but just hadn’t believed they are really so brazen.
When it comes to researching the biographies of living persons, or even dead ones, the Wikipedia is notorious for its bias and distortions and gaps and outright lies; it therefore should never be relied upon.