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The fallibility of Wikipedia

Salon has an interesting article by Andrew Leonard on how vulnerable Wikipedia is to editors abusing the anonymity of the contribution process to further their own agenda.  Although this is somewhat alarming, the fact that it has been discovered, exposed and corrected shows that the crowd-sourcing model can be highly self-corrective.  I love Wikipedia.  I think it is one of the greatest human achievements over our entire history, and we should all do everything we can to protect it and make it even better.