[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's Effect on American Knowledge

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 13:00:35 UTC 2007

> I'm equally concerned that you think that knowing the
> answer to that question constitutes anything more than
> trivia that's even less useful than knowing cartoon
> characters.  Utterly useless even to the knighted who
> already have what they came for.

I think the point was that people think they know the answer when
actually they don't. Not knowing something isn't a problem, you can
just look it up if you need it. Not knowing something but thinking you
do is a serious problem because you never think to look it up.

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