In response to Thomas Dickey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 08:31:53AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > > (of course, everyone knows that Wikipedia is the ultimate source of > > information and is infallible, right?) > > hardly. I'd expect that most intelligent readers would have encountered > at least one wikipedia article which is inaccurate. Like any source > of information, it's only a starting point.
Hmm ...I suppose I should have explicitly marked that comment as sarcasm. I simply expected that people would understand that such a ridiculous remark could only be tongue-in-cheek. A friend of mine going for his Dr. at CMU (Patrick Wagstrom: GNOME guy) describes an exercise where a professor intentionally injected false information into Wikipedia, then gave his students a research assignment that involved that information. Apparently the number of students who trusted the false information without verifying it was quite high. I should take that as a lesson that most people _don't_ know how to verify the validity of information and be more careful when I make sarcastic statements. -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"