It used to be true, and may still be, that when you bought a print copy
of the Britannica and do all the things they want you to do (like
subscribing to their yearbook), the price also entitled you to submit a
limited number of research requests to the Britannica. You were allowed
five a year, or something like that.
Soooooo... by analogy... should the price that people pay for Wikipedia
similarly entitle them to a limited number of research requests?
Daniel P. B. Smith, dpbsmith(a)world.std.com alternate:
"Elinor Goulding Smith's Great Big Messy Book" is now back in print!
Sample chapter at http://world.std.com/~dpbsmith/messy.html
Buy it at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1403314063/