[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [OT] Wikipedia
Sat Mar 4 00:13:38 CET 2006
Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:
> 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
The Encyclopaedia Britannica has a solid treatment of quite complex
scientific topics. IIRC, there is an article on calculus spanning on
the order of 100 pages in fairly fine print. It's not comparable to a
proper book on the matter, but that's not the purpose of an
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