i found this pretty interesting. a friend of mine was listening to NPR, and there was a segment about wikipedia, the online encyclopedia made for and by regular people.
turns out, wikipedia is right on par with encyclopedia britannica as far as facts, dates and names go. most common problems are spelling errors of people, and some generalities. other than that, it's a very good place to start any kind of research, and actually scored higher than britannica in some areas.
has anyone else heard about this?