• Wogi@lemmy.world
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      And more than likely was more than a decade out of date when you first opened it.

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    Not nobody. My dad got a yearly honorarium for updating the section of the Encyclopedia Brittanica in his area of expertise. We’d also get a free set, and donate the previous one to a school library. I’m sure there were hundreds of others like him back in those days.

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      honorarium

      New word for me

      Should work for some high-brow accusations one may want to make about the promiscuity of another’s mother

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      They aren’t written by experts. They are written by the chrapest writer that could be found. The error rates on a traditional encyclopedia is about the same as on Wikipedia. The only thing people love more than making shit up os calling people out when you know they are making shit up. Wikipedia is just as acceptable an academic source as Encyclopedia Brittanica. You can use it for some non-critical tangentially related information, but it’s a starting off point

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        There’s some articles on math topics that are essentially textbook quality

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    Kind of related but KiwiX is an app that can allow people to view Wikipedia while offline. All you need is the Wikipedia ZIM file that comes in various sizes. There’s also several other Wikis that are available for download.

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      Yea legit I saw this post natively a few hours ago and questioned if I had opened Lemmy or not, I may also be tired af