[ModLib] Clearing the air: My Change of Opinion about Wikipedia

Scot Kamins scot.kamins at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 17:19:55 EST 2011

Hi folks,

In researching the new FAQ entry about ISBNs, I discovered an archived  
ModernLib listserv conversation whose side text dealt with Wikipedia.  
At the time, I was under the STRONG opinion that Wikipedia was a  
mostly-unreliable source of information. I voiced that opinion on the  
listserv. Loudly.

I now believe the opposite -- that Wikipedia is in fact an excellent  
starting point for all kinds of research. (In fact, I regularly  
contribute cash to the Wikipedia Foundation.)

Just clearing the air. Felt I had to do it. I do not know why.

Scot Kamins
Who is it that says "This is me"?

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