[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia in the pop culture

Stan Shebs shebs at apple.com
Thu May 11 19:47:27 UTC 2006

Daniel R. Tobias wrote:

>The other was on a recent Colbert Report on Comedy Central, where 
>Colbert was talking about Sigmund Freud, and proudly announced that 
>he had prepared for the segment by reading Freud's *entire* Wikipedia 
>entry, even the accurate parts.
What I found interesting is that one wouldn't get the joke if one
didn't already know that WP has highly variable quality. While clearly
Colbert's writers are familiar with WP, I wonder how many of the
viewers were puzzled by the reference.


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