Wikipedia's perfection (was Re: Discussion of the
relative advantages/disadvantages of PAE (was Re: Memory >3.5GB not used?))
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Apr 25 19:51:30 UTC 2007
--On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 15:29:04 -0400 Thomas Dickey
<dickey at radix.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 01:15:03PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
>> No kidding. That professor should have his Wikipedia account banned,
>> and the head of his department should be informed of his vandalism. I
>> don't suppose you know the name of his Wikipedia account, or his legal
>> name. . . .
> yawn. That sort of research has been going on for years.
> Less interesting is the sort of trash emitted by people who don't like
> knowing that whatever they've read on a webpage might not be completely
> accurate, and that they might have to do some of their own thinking.
At one time I had high hopes that the internet would usher in a new era of
increased knowledge and reduced gullibility. Instead it seems to have
simply hastened the arrival to the wrong conclusions.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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