Apr 11 2007

More From Mr Johnson

Category: In The Media,PersonalChrisM @ 8:46 pm

Following on from yesterdays post, The Times Online has an article regarding more views from the UK Education Secretary (Alan Johnson). This time he is being criticised for suggesting Wikipedia is a good resource for school children.
Two minor points have already been raised in their comments section

1) The main critic in the article is the former Wikipedia guru & co-founder, who has gone on to setup what is effectively a rival to Wikipedia
2) Wikis are often ‘attacked’ where opinions are stated. That is to say, if you want to know how reputable a company is, you might not get a balanced view. HOWEVER, if you simply want to know how many days of rainfall a country had last year (for example) , Wikipedia can be of use.

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