So who "invented" Wikipedia anyway?
While post-secondary institutions rail against using Wikipedia, we know most students check it first for basic information. Often a good strategy is to ask students to dig further into the bibliographic references rather than take the article at face value. Regardless of your love (or hate) of Wikipedia, this excerpt (see link) gives some fascinating background on this "kudzu-like" resource.
"In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its detractors wrong time and again.... "Wikipedia allows people not merely to access other people's knowledge but to share their own," he said. "When you help build something, you own it, you're vested in it. That's far more rewarding than having it handed down to you."