That’s the title of a Financial Times article this week. Wikipedia, the online user-written encyclopaedia, has seen steady growth in its users, despite people such as Daniel Brandt criticizing Wikipedia’s veracity. Now apparently Wikipedia is to introduce a more traditional fixed version of its contents in an effort to increase its reliability.
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s founder, said a new “stable” version of the reference would be added to the site and audited to ensure its accuracy.
The current, changing version of the encyclopaedia which will remain available to users is reliant on its outside readers to catch inaccuracies and correct them.
“What we are doing in the long run is pursuing a model of having stable versions and live versions,” Mr Wales said in an interview with the Financial Times.