[Air-l] Wikipedia warning -- Wikipedia is not a reliable information source

Tom Erickson snowfall at acm.org
Mon Dec 5 19:03:50 PST 2005

>It is interesting that the Wikipedia's design does not make it easy
>to do a citation that will continue to point at the version actually
Scratch that! I was wrong:

At 7:50 PM -0500 12/5/05, Jimmy Wales wrote:
>Every article has a 'permanent link' link which gets you directly to the
>permanent url for the current revision.  This could probably be made
>more obvious, since you didn't see it.  But it is there. :-)
In the leftmost column, under "Tool box" there is "permanent link" and
"cite this article," both of which provide a pointer to the current instance.

Tom Erickson
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Email: snowfall at acm.org (preferred); snowfall at us.ibm.com(IBM confidential)

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