December 14, 2005

Chalk one more up for Wikipedia

This article would indicate that wikipedia is on par with Britannica and others. Although I’ve thought this, I’ve never known for sure. I like the concept of wikipedia and would certainly use it as ONE resource. Perhaps as an equal resource.

…the resource is almost as accurate as the online encyclopedia Britannica, at least when it comes to science.

The article goes on to say that of 42 randomly selected topics, there were no distinguishable differences in either encyclopedia.

Terry Freedman may not agree, but I’m sticking to my guns. Perfect knowledge is tough to find. Weinberger suggests at times all we need is “good enough”. Wikipedia is better than good enough and if you don’t think so, change it yourself!

UPDATE: Here’s a interview with the Nature study and also Jimbo Wales.