[OT] Wikipedia (was: Re: [Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [PATCH] DVCPRO50 support)

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Mar 3 23:46:42 CET 2006

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:36:34PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> > On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 01:05:45PM -0800, Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
> >> 
> >> P.S. It funny how nowadays I tend to hand WikiPedia links much more
> >> frequently than I used to -- OpenSource approach to knowledge
> >> definitely is the best thing since OpenSource software ;-)
> >
> > I wholeheartedly agree.  Wikipedia is just amazing...
> And just like open source software the quality varies immensely.  Some
> articles are excellent, while others contain outright lies.  Not to
> mention the editing wars going on with some articles...  The technical
> articles tend to be above average though.

The real question, though, is how it compares to traditional paper
encyclopedias.  Yes, the quality varies, but overall I'm very satisfied.
Furthermore it's very hard to find a topic that is not covered nowadays.
Have you ever tried to look up - say - mathematical subjects in an

I'm very curious to see what Wikipedia looks like in 5-10 years.


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