RE: WIKIPEDIA

Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: 'Dan Goldstein' <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:45:54 +0000

>From the URL you provided: "Wikipedia is an encyclopedic reference...."

And if we are going to be pedestrian, then an "encyclopedia" is "a book, often in many volumes, containing articles on various topics, often arranged in alphabetical order, dealing either with the whole range of human knowledge or with one particular subject."

Notice the definition speaks of "human knowledge" (not "opinion" or "conjecture"). Knowledge is "the sum of what is known | the body of truth, information, and principles acquired by humankind."


-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:35 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA

I said Wikipedia, not "the encyclopedia." Different purposes.

See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not>


-----Original Message-----
From: Porrello, Leonard
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:26 PM
To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA

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
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:49 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA

Wikipedia and aircraft repair manuals don't have the same purpose, and their writers don't require the same qualifications.




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References:
WIKIPEDIA: From: RÃdacteur en chef
RE: WIKIPEDIA: From: Ed
RE: WIKIPEDIA: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: WIKIPEDIA: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: WIKIPEDIA: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: WIKIPEDIA: From: Dan Goldstein

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