Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wikipedia and the Previous Post

I have also made a very interesting discovery about wikipedia. I have always dismissed it as unreliable, no matter how many citations there appear to be. Lately, though, I have had to revise my opinion. There is actually an inverse relationship between how complex a topic is and how inaccurate its wikipedia entry is.

That is, the more mainstream and well-known the topic, the more likely wikipedia is to be inaccurate, apocryphal, or flat-out wrong. Conversely, the more complex the topic, the more likely it is to be completely accurate and fully comprehensive.

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