On 8/17/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
How is it
better than nothing? Wikipedia didn't write the text, a person did.
It's better than nothing because Wikipedia records who wrote the text.
Well, as I showed you, in this instance, Wikipedia *didn't* record who
wrote the text.
They could give a url directly to the history page,
but that's just
likely to confuse people.
And linking to the article won't confuse people? Linking to the
article is less of an attribution than linking to the history page,
but neither is particularly good attribution if you consider that the
majority of people are going to have no clue how to search for an
author through either such link.