On Wikipedia

Will made a remark about Wikipedia which I find quite brilliant, so I will repost it here:

“You have to treat Wikipedia like a really huge store and pretend you’re shopping for trivia. You’ve gotta go in with a mission, grab it, and get out, ’cause otherwise you’ll spend all day browsing through the pretties.”

It is true that the link-filled nature of the wiki is akin to some carnivorous plant, slowly drawing you in, entangling you more and more, until you are digested over some extraordinary amount of time. Here is my current trail:

Sweeney Todd -> Titus Andronicus -> Seneca the Younger -> Medea -> Argonauts -> They Might Be Giants -> Tiny Toon Adventures -> Muppet Babies -> The Garbage Pail Kids

And then I had to stop, because it’s late and I have to wake up early tomorrow for the Adventure Module!

5 thoughts on “On Wikipedia”

  1. Sometimes i also spent time looking more often at the discussions rather the article itself. Wikipedia may not always be 100% accurate (well which school book ever was that) but its always an interesting read. ^^

    1. How very sad! Actually, what started it all was that I saw someone post a link to the trailer in their LJ, so I went and watched it because I thought of you!

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