[Wikipedia-l] Wikipedia v. Britannica
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Mon Aug 18 21:18:04 UTC 2003
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 07:22:40 -0700, Jimmy Wales <jwales at bomis.com> gave
utterance to the following:
> According to their website, Britannica's Deluxe Edition 2004 CD
> has 75,000 articles.
> Presumably, many of these are longer and of higher quality than our
> 150,000 English-language articles.
>> From our groovy new stats tool, we know that the average Wikipedia
> article is 2,115 bytes. Perhaps of greater interest, 53% of our
> articles, or right around 75,000, are longer than 1,500 bytes.
> So a question naturally comes to mind - how do our 75,000 >1,500 byte
> articles stack up again Britannica's 75,000 articles?
But aren't a third of those 1500-byte+ articles the machine-generated ones
on US small towns?
I'm not lost - I'm directionally challenged
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