[Wikimedia-l] evaluation of electronics articles

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Tue May 28 22:18:44 UTC 2013

On 28.05.2013 19:40, phoebe ayers wrote:
> I ran across this paragraph in the preface to O'Reilly's new book
> "Encyclopedia of Electronic Components." [1] I'm not sure that I've 
> ever
> seen an evaluation of Wikipedia's electronics coverage before, but to 
> me
> this sounds like a pretty good description of a lot of our engineering
> articles (at least in English)...
> "Wikipedia’s coverage of electronics is impressive but inconsistent. 
> Some
> entries are elementary, while others are extremely technical. Some are
> shallow, while others are deep. Some are well organized, while others 
> run
> off into obscure topics that may have interested one of the 
> contributors
> but are of little practical value to most readers. Many topics are
> distributed over multiple entries, forcing you to hunt through several
> URLs. Overall, Wikipedia tends to be good if you want theory, but
> not-so-good if you want hands-on practicality."
> -- phoebe
> 1. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920026105.do

Very accurate description of the state of articles at least in natural 
and technical sciences in the English Wikipedia.


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