Wed 23rd March 2011, 1:04am
WP articles on major corporations tend to be either stubs, or battlegrounds for two general groups: paid editors trying to make a happy-love-time article, and Wiki-Dinks with progressive views posting negative information about the firm.
Look at the IBM
article. The long and varied history of America's most venerable computing company is glossed over miserably; there's a large section of "selected current projects" that looks like a bunch of company press releases mashed together; and an "environmental record" section that appears to have been massaged by company shills, and fails to mention the severe
pollution problems at the Almaden Research Center.
Oh, yeah, wanna see something really funny
Yes, I saw the History of IBM article. It's full of random-appearing detail, is poorly written, and has plenty of references that aren't referring to anything. Some of the articles about historic IBM products are pretty good
, some are utter crap
Go ahead, try any Fortune 500 firm's name.