Saturday, May 13, 2006

"...a bunch of nasty, arrogant dimwits..."

According to his Wikipedia bio, "Warren Boroson (born January 22, 1935) is an American author, journalist with the Daily Record, and syndicated financial columnist. He has written over 20 books, including Keys to Investing in Mutual Funds and How to Buy a House for Nothing (or Little) Down. His most recent book is The Reverse Mortgage Advantage : The Tax-Free, House Rich Way to Retire Wealthy! . His columns are syndicated to 200 Gannett newspapers." Perhaps the distinction of having his bio appear in Wikipedia was what attracted him to give editing a try. The resulting column ("Wikipedia site filled with major mistakes"), in the Daily Record, begins as follows:

My only personal experience with Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, was decidedly unfavorable. I was left with the impression that a bunch of nasty, arrogant dimwits are in charge. [Go to complete column >>>]
It seems that Mr. Boroson's impressions went beyond Wikimistakes.

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