[oclug] Cryptic letters
andycivil at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:38:49 EDT 2007
Brad Barnett wrote:
> Wikipedia?! Trustworthy?! Are you utterly, completely, and totally
> insane? ;)
No, but I've been accused of being a bit weird sometimes :-)
I understand your fear about the open nature of it, and I would treat
views on contentious issues appropriately. However, I've found it a
superb resource, and always refer to it first.
Here's an illustration. I bought a book called "The Ritalin Fact Book".
It's written by a qualified author who puts his name to it. I read the
whole thing before I discovered it was a fraud. If I had troubled to
I would have discovered the truth and saved my time. Which resource
would you rather trust? I see the benefits of Wikipedia similar to
Democracy in general - it's easy to criticise, but comes out on top when
you consider the alternatives...
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