Wednesday, December 14, 2005
At the rate we're going, I don't think we'll get to wikis until next school year. But I think many of you are probably aware of the recent controversy over Wikipedia and the accuracy of its entries. Nature Magazine just did a "blind comparison" of science articles at Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia averaged 4 mistakes per article, but Encyclopedia Britannica averaged 3. Not bad considering how new Wikipedia is - and that it can evolve and change much faster than Britannica can.