Robert McHenry, a former Encyclopedia Editor-in-Chief once said this about Wikipedia.
“The user who visits Wikipedia to learn about some subject, to confirm some matter of fact, is rather in the position of a visitor to a public restroom. It may be obviously dirty, so that he knows to exercise great care, or it may seem fairly clean, so that he may be lulled into a false sense of security. What he certainly does not know is who has used the facilities before him…”
That makes today’s news seem particularly funny… That’s right, users can now make edits on Encyclopedia Britannica’s articles.