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  • Issue 44


Wikipedia is good, actually. Words by Robert Ito. Photograph by Abelardo Morell. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.

Wikipedia is a great place to start if you need a quick primer on a topic you know next to nothing about, like, say, the cornetist Bix Beiderdecke, or the feeding habits of cuttlefish. The online encyclopedia is amazingly comprehensive, which makes it a godsend for harried students eager to flesh out an already late paper—or for journalists on a deadline. 

Users are generally counseled to adopt a “trust but verify” attitude toward its contents. If anyone can edit Wikipedia, after all, how trustworthy can it be?


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Four

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