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Subject:Re: WIKIPEDIA From:Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:34:48 -0800
And what is Wikipedia for?
While Wikipedia may be based on the concept of an online encyclopedia,
it is more of a chat room of people claiming to know something and
lacking the qualifications to provide reliable information. So,
Wikipedia is neither an encyclopedia or an aircraft repair manual.
Wikipedia lacks credibility because anyone can edit it regardless of
whether they have qualifications.
On 2/10/2011 2:25 PM, Porrello, Leonard wrote:
> Sure they do. The aircraft repair manual is intended to provide truthful information about how to repair aircraft. The encyclopedia is intended to provide truthful information about given topics.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Wikipedia and aircraft repair manuals don't have the same purpose, and their writers don't require the same qualifications.
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