The idea of providing authentic knowledge free to the world seems to be a good one – the keyword here being authentic. Wikipedia takes information from anyone and publishes it – though, on the same lines, anyone can point out an article for deletion. I agree with the vision of the founder – gather knowledge from the public and format it well and give it back to them. Most of us today use Wikipedia as a first reference – and only that. The issue that I find with Wikipedia is the lack of depth – though it gives me a good high level understanding of what I am looking for, I often have to turn to other sources (library, published expert articlies, journals etc) for a more indepth information. It does serve as a quick reference lookup.

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