19.364 Wikipedia

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:32:07 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 364.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:53:15 +0100
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 19.360 Wikipedia defended

You are providing your own straw man definition of 'expert', then
knocking it over.

>...Wow. Since when are known experts the only people who "know what
>they're talking about", and what subjects are in question? If I want
>to know about l3375p34k, I'd rather ask teenage netizens with actual
>experience than a scholar.

A bizarre suggestion -- don't use a reference work unless you are
prepared to use other reference works.

> If
>an article in it is misleading, damage is mostly done to the person
>who doesn't bother to look anywhere else.
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