A bit about ISBN numbers (was Re: Minor Marx variant)

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Sun Jul 23 14:58:24 EDT 2006


On Jul 23, 2006, at 11:31 AM, J B Krygier wrote:

> The very prestigious journal Nature did an accuracy assessment
> of Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica entries and the results...
> relatively close in accuracy, considering the EB is written by
> paid professionals & experts:

The reliability of the Nature study has been called into question, as  
has the reliability of the Britannica itself.

The lack of reliability of Wikipedia was the main reason that  
Wikipedia cofounder Larry Sanger abandoned the project and went off  
to join the Digital Universe project (http://www.dufoundation.org/ 
project.php).


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