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EricBarbour
post Wed 1st September 2010, 8:13pm
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Famous science blogger PZ Myers compares them.

And not surprisingly, Knol looks like crap, compared to WP, at least for the
few subjects he looked up.

Some Jimbo-suckers will probably go around "celebrating" this.

(For the record, I never said Wikipedia was useless, just that it has good
information--plus some incoherent drivel. All watched over by crazy people.
Crowdsourcing a knowledge database still looks like a bad idea.)
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post Wed 1st September 2010, 8:31pm
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I hope I'm never described as a "famous science blogger".
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post Wed 1st September 2010, 10:21pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Wed 1st September 2010, 8:31pm) *

I hope I'm never described as a "famous science blogger".

I hope Moulton is never described in that fashion either.
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post Wed 1st September 2010, 11:36pm
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Knol's still out there? I thought it had gone the way of Pan Am etc.
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post Wed 1st September 2010, 11:54pm
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QUOTE(Casliber @ Wed 1st September 2010, 11:36pm) *

Knol's still out there? I thought it had gone the way of Pan Am etc.

It will once Hell Freezes Over. tongue.gif
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