22 April 2006

The Encyclopedia Brittanica is mad

"The Encyclopedia Brittanica has expressed its extreme displeasure with the Nature science journal over its comparison of Britannica to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is just as good as Brittanica, so the story goes. At minimum, Nature had described Wikipedia content as 'no more unreliable' than that in the venerable Brittanica. Now it has been suggested in The Register by Brittanica that Nature's research leaves much to be desired:

'Almost everything about the journal's investigation, from the criteria for identifying inaccuracies to the discrepancy between the article text and its headline, was wrong and misleading,' says Britannica."

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