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stan hirsch , United States of America
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Education Apps by mgogoulos 36 comments

Firstly I would like to say that it's nice that you made an effort here but this software is just too buggy and amateurish.

And I know some of you won't want to hear it but I have to agree somewhat with Leviathan as to the reliability of the information on wikipedia. Wikipedia has a less than scholarly track record.

Maybe this software should be filed under "EduTAINment".

With wikipedia, anonymous average "joes" with no credentials and no writing skills are allowed to publish anything they want and espouse whatever slanted philosophy or propaganda they wish.

I would hardly consider that a "reliable" source of information.

For example: history on wikipedia is being rewritten by 16 coffee house socialists. Vandals attack articles constantly. Facts are not checked. Cited references are frequently dubious.

I could list a hundred other problems with it but I digress.

Now this isn't necessary a problem with your indywiki program but it's akin to installing a broken processor on your brand new motherboard.

Couldn't you have used an actual reputable source like world book, encarta or brittanica? - Jan 08 2008
indywiki

Education Apps by mgogoulos 36 comments

Firstly I would like to say that it's nice that you made an effort here but this software is just too buggy and amateurish.

And I know some of you won't want to hear it but I have to agree somewhat with Leviathan as to the reliability of the information on wikipedia. Wikipedia has a less than scholarly track record.

Maybe this software should be filed under "EduTAINment".

With wikipedia, anonymous average "joes" with no credentials and no writing skills are allowed to publish anything they want and espouse whatever slanted philosophy or propaganda they wish.

I would hardly consider that a "reliable" source of information.

For example: history on wikipedia is being rewritten by 16 coffee house socialists. Vandals attack articles constantly. Facts are not checked. Cited references are frequently dubious.

I could list a hundred other problems with it but I digress.

Now this isn't necessary a problem with your indywiki program but it's akin to installing a broken processor on your brand new motherboard.

Couldn't you have used an actual reputable source like world book, encarta or brittanica? - Jan 08 2008