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Jimmy Wales on Wiki Conference 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, talks about the upcoming Wikipedia Conference, taking place in NYC this weekend.

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Comments [2]

Ben from Providence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Lehrer

Jul. 23 2009 11:57 AM
Alvin from Manhattan

One fundamental flaw (of many) with Wikipedia is that its articles should be based on secondary sources. This means it will never rise above the level of a Masters-level paper. If Albert Einstein were still alive and wrote an article on Relativity, it would be criticized for not citing any sources. Older encyclopedias often engage experts or outstanding instructors to write articles.

Jul. 23 2009 11:51 AM

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