On 5/10/06, Peter Jacobi <peter_jacobi(a)gmx.net> wrote:
Quite often, when I stumble by accident into an
perhaps interwiki-ing from/to de.wikipedia, I find dozens
of weblinks and not a single book given, even when they are
easy to find, even for me.
At some point of time we must stop trying to evolve
into a backup copy of the WWW and draw from other
Of course, sometimes it's quite hard to find non-web sources. For
example, I've written articles on a number of World War II-era German
AFVs. My local library doesn't have a single scholarly work on the
subject - possibly a legacy of the neo-Nazis in the next state over -
and I'm not about to write a Wikipedia article from a book targeted at
ten-year-olds. I've been working from websites that reference those
scholarly works, instead.
It's quite frustrating having a list of three dozen possible print
sources, and not being able to find a single one of them in a library
within reasonable driving distance.