Thu 24th September 2009, 2:34am
When Angela Beesley created the Wikipedia article about Comcast in 2003, the Comcast website timeline stated:
* Company renamed Comcast Corporation from American Cable Systems and incorporated in Pennsylvania.
Angela the worker bee chewed this up and spit it back out in GFDL form, as follows:
The company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1969, under the name Comcast Corporation from American Cable Systems.
This botched interpretation has held steady in the article about Comcast for more than six years, and it has been repeated all over the web, at least 53 times
Tonight, I broke the Conflict of Interest rule and fixed the error
, mainly because the previous editor Jerzy's indignant edit summary ("It unquestionably *is* a shortening of the previous name of the same thing; they can *explain* their intention in not dumping the name as they please"
) got under my skin.
Wikipedia will never be a reputable reference resource for business matters, until they welcome businesses to assist with article development and maintenance.