Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The future's pretty cool 9

9.  Wikipedia

Any self-respecting information hound will nod in sympathy when you mention the Wikipedia tab plague (which reminds me- tabbed browsing may be number 10): you head to Wikipedia to look up, say, chi-squared tests for random variable distribution, and two hours later you're reading an article about the history of the Boxer Rebellion or the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flowe at the end of WWI.  You've completely forgotten why you pulled Wikipedia up in the first place, and you may have missed a meeting.

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