Originally Posted by Tom Swift
It is too bad that Wikipedia is slowly becoming the information standard to the world. Apple has integrated it in its new OS and now Amazon has as well. I work at a high school and no teacher allows their students to use it as a reference source, yet how do you tell the kids it is worthless as a proper reference when it is touted everywhere?
Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years of American Independence
So, is The Onion a valid reference source? ;-)
Yeah, there is some stuff on wikipedia that is just plain wrong. Mostly due to jerks that think it is fun to pee in other people's pools. This is why you check the citations given for the information you want to use. If there aren't any, well, the article is probably bogus.
There are also some things posted here on MobileRead that are just plain wrong. Doesn't make MobileRead a poor resource, just means you shouldn't take everything said as gospel.