Andy, thanks for this. There are some interesting ideas circulating re Wikipedia
(some in reaction to some negative press the latter has received). For
instance, in a thread on H-Africa, there is discussion of how scholars, and
instructors & students in universities can generate new content and correct old
content on Africa. See (recent postings, or
better yet, search Wikipedia in the "Search H-Africa" window).

Don Osborn

Quoting Andy Carvin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> Hi everyone,
> Nature magazine has just published the results of an investigation 
> comparing Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica regarding accuracy of 
> scientific information. The result: almost a tie. Examining 42 
> scientific topics, Nature's team of experts and editors found an average 
> of four inaccuracies per Wikipedia entry, and three per Britannica entry.

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