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Wikipedia Comes of Age: Wincest, Exobiddling, Osloed and Getting Wilked October 27, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Wikipedia Comes of Age: Wincest, Exobiddling, Osloed and Getting Wilked

About ten years ago the present author was asked to present a paper on a medieval Christian thinker at an international conference. He began his talk that day by mocking Wikipedia’s treatment of said Christian thinker and got some cheap laughs. Last weekend in a melancholy mood – another decade of his life steamed off […]

Plagiarism, Sock Puppets and Wikipedia September 18, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Plagiarism, Sock Puppets and Wikipedia

Here follows one of those contemporary japes which may have escaped the attention of Beach’s non-British readers: excuse the lack of history, bizarreness there is though a plenty. The story so far: Johann Hari, gifted English journalist jobbing for the rather boring but worthwhile Independent has been caught taking quotations from other authors and inserting […]