[lit-ideas] Re: Wikipedia

  • From: "Peter D. Junger" <junger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 15:13:38 -0400

JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx writes:

: In recent weeks I note you academicians out there have been citing Wik.  
: pretty frequently.  I haven't visited the site for months (perhaps it's  chan
: ged?) 
: and initially I liked the theoretical idea behind it, but the more I  read, 
: the more I thought, "you know, Jo Shmo could be editing or writing this  
: article out of the pure fantasy of his head....".  It seemed more to me  like
:  gossip 
: than scholarship.  Someone want to set me straight?

I doubt that many cite it for critical points, but it is a very
useful source for background material, especially on subjects
involving computers, if one knows enough about the subject
to be certain that the cited material is not completely off base.

Peter D. Junger--Case Western Reserve University Law School--Cleveland, OH
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