The Problem with Wikipedia is…

// November 22nd, 2007 // Blog

… that you can no longer say:

“I don't know”

or

“What does that mean?”

or be allowed any previously reasonable level of ignorance.

How annoying!

I like asking dumb questions.

I like people explaining stuff to me like i'm a 5 year old (well, sometimes).

I don't want to know e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

But now the only excuse one has for pestering someone with endless enquiry is because you're too lazy to “Google” it.

Sigh… talk about a conversation killer.

4 Responses to “The Problem with Wikipedia is…”

  1. I get that all the time. I just ask and I am told to “google it!”

    HATE!

  2. AnonyMouse says:

    Are you spying on my family?! Because that’s exactly what we do!
    “What’s this mean?” … “Google it.”

  3. iMuslim says:

    This is a global phenomenomenon! We are essentially outsourcing our memories to online encyclopedias… i don’t see that as a good thing. Plus, having someone explain something to you is so much more satisfying than reading it online. And the understanding of the person explaining is often enriched and strengthened by the process of being questioned… we can’t afford to lose out such experiences!

    Down with Wiki!

    Down with Google!

    ;)

  4. Snowdrops says:

    The only reason I’d use wiki is to find some good anime/cartoons to watch when I’m bored.

    At the moment, I’m on the dark side of things… Tell me, why would you “ask” wiki? How do you do that? :?

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