Friday, February 23, 2007

Trik your wiki

Caught my eye- The most e-mailed article on the New York Times today covers Middleburry College, a small school in Vermont, and their history department's ban on using Wikipedia as a source in papers. The reasoning seems sound- several students cited a fact from Wiki that, well, wasn't true. At all. This, I guess, was the proverbial straw that broke the camel.

As Behearer, with its Wiki base, is too young and still too empty (hint, hint) to matter in this kind of discussion yet, I'm curious to see if/how it could enter the conversation later. I, and I think the crew, would love it if we started to see it cited my "legit" musicology. That's part of the reason we're trying to add first-person content. We'll see...

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