[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: [OT] Wikipedia

Mike Melanson mike
Sat Mar 4 00:33:45 CET 2006

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> The Encyclopaedia Britannica has a solid treatment of quite complex
> scientific topics.  IIRC, there is an article on calculus spanning on
> the order of 100 pages in fairly fine print.  It's not comparable to a
> proper book on the matter, but that's not the purpose of an
> encyclopedia.

	Then again, calculus has been around for quite a long time, like at 
least 20 or 30 years, probably even longer. EB has had time to get it 
right. But they certainly can't compete on emerging topics. But these 
are all trade-offs.

	It's fascinating that Wikipedia is able to feature a lengthy write-up 
of EB itself:


not to mention the irritating "EB commerical kid," Donavan Freberg, 
known to any TV-addicted American who grew up in the early 1990s:


	-Mike Melanson

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