At 1:23 PM -0500 1/17/06, David Ross wrote:
>>>Open source software works because you have to be reasonably expert to
>>>contribute and all your contributions will be reviewed by other experts.
>>>Open source encyclopedias can be edited by any idiot, and with 900,000
>>>entries an erroneous entry can persist for quite a while before being
>>>reviewed by someone with the expertise to correct a subtle error.
>As I write this my TiVo is playing a BookTV segment from CSPAN from
>Monday which is talking about how they keep bumping into factual
>errors on wikipedia.
>Most people don't like to do research. Thus it's easy for errors to
>creep in, even if they aren't deliberate.
The media seems to be lacking here lately too, or maybe they're just
relying on wiki's for their fact checking ;)
"We have work to do... the overthrowing of Creation itself. We will
turn mountains into sea, and the skies into rivers, the fjords into
and the deserts into flatland and the flatlands into icebergs, and the
icebergs into fire, and the fire into a mighty, rushing wind which
will cover the face of the earth and wipe clean the scourge of
*woolly thinking* once and for all."