Tag Archive: Wikipedia

Apr 19

Community payback for undergrads

Brocchinia reducta, Hampton Court flower show 2003 [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Two acquaintances of mine, both teachers of one kind or another, tell me that they no longer feel comfortable steering students away from Wikipedia, because they can no longer maintain the prim pretence that they themselves aren’t consulting it on a daily basis. I’ve long appreciated Wikipedia for its convenience and tolerable accuracy; and been amused by its unforgivable mis-prioritisation. On the other …

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