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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, November 18, 2004
  TCS: Tech Central Station - The Faith-Based Encyclopedia
Someone at the ASIS&T session on wikis and blogs asked about this article. Not to belabor a point, just providing access.

As most thoughtful adults will immediately recognize, this article is inflammatory and very biased. Note this quote:
The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him.
Perhaps to be expected from Britannica.
update: I forgot to say where I got this. I was reminded by CHMINF-L.
 
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