19.376 Wikipedia

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 08:48:18 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 376.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 08:39:29 +0100
         From: Emmanuel Okyere II <chief_at_okyere.org>
         Subject: Re: 19.371 Wikipedia

> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:53:15 +0100
> From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>

>>...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.

In exactly what way is this a 'bizarre suggestion'? A reference should
by no means be taken as an atomic truth--it is just that, a pointer to
previously published content that agrees with or sheds more light on
whatever it is pointed to from--and certainly doesn't exist as an
isolated dictum or preclude itself from making further references up the

Emmanuel Okyere
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