Wikipedia - told you so!

Doug Johnson, Blue Skunk Blog, Jan 17, 2019
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The best part of this article is the list of topics covered by Wikipedia that would never find their way into Britannica. " Wikipedia includes fine entries on Kafka and the War of the Spanish Succession, and also a complete guide to the ships of the U.S. Navy, a definition of Philadelphia cheesesteak, a masterly page on Scrabble, a list of historical cats..." and so on. But it also makes the point that Wikipedia has passed the credibility test. Of course, we must note, it's only an encyclopedia, and that research and scholarship depend on original information from multiple (independent) sources.

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