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There is an interesting article about Wikipedia in today’s Guardian. It asked 7 people to check the entries for their specialist subject (they had all written books about the subject). They were asked to rate the entries out of 10. This was the result: Bob Dylan (8/10), T. S. Eliot (6/10), Samuel Pepys (6/10), Steve Reich (7/10), Haute Couture (0/10), Basque People (7/10) and Encyclopedia (5/10).

I decided to check out the subject I am an expert in: myself. Indeed, I found an entry for John Simkin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simkin

I would give it a rating of 6/10. It is fairly accurate but is wrong about the comment that I am "one of the most knowlegable experts on the John F. Kennedy assassination". Most of the information seems to have been taken from my website. It can be edited so I think I will add to it and remove the comments about the JFK assassination.

Interestingly, the Democratic Underground also has an entry on me. It seems to be taken from Wikipedia.

http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com...php/John_Simkin

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There is an interesting article about Wikipedia in today’s Guardian. It asked 7 people to check the entries for their specialist subject (they had all written books about the subject). They were asked to rate the entries out of 10. This was the result: Bob Dylan (8/10), T. S. Eliot (6/10), Samuel Pepys (6/10), Steve Reich (7/10), Haute Couture (0/10), Basque People (7/10) and Encyclopedia (5/10).

I decided to check out the subject I am an expert in: myself. Indeed, I found an entry for John Simkin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Simkin

I would give it a rating of 6/10. It is fairly accurate but is wrong about the comment that I am "one of the most knowlegable experts on the John F. Kennedy assassination". Most of the information seems to have been taken from my website. It can be edited so I think I will add to it and remove the comments about the JFK assassination.

Interestingly, the Democratic Underground also has an entry on me. It seems to be taken from Wikipedia.

http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com...php/John_Simkin

Do not be "too hard" on them.

Afterall, Spartacus appears to have a few "adjustments" to make to the William D. Pawley thread.

"If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes the truth"

Unknown author, however John B. Connally is known to have utilized words to this effect.

Tom

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