Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Don't Panic! The Hitchhiker's alternative to Wikipedia - h2g2

h2g2 was inspired by Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Launched in 1999, it was taken over by the BBC in 2001.

As with Wikipedia, its entries are written by its readers, and thus share the same reliability and unreliability.

From a school point of view, it provides another alternative in similar form for comparing/contrasting/evaluating.

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