Wikipedia: good enough knowledge

Over One Wired Campus they quote Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, saying he wants to get the message out to college students that they shouldn’t be using Wikipedia for class projects or serious research.

In an interview, Mr. Wales said that Wikipedia is ideal for many uses. If you are reading a novel that mentions the Battle of the Bulge, for instance, you could use Wikipedia to get a quick basic overview of the historical event to understand the context. But students writing a paper about the battle should hit the history books.