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a little off topic, but still,

June 8 2012 at 11:28 AM
Ron M  (Login ronsm)
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Response to here's the quote (for what it's worth)

Last weekend, I heard the announcer at an airshow state that when the Northrop YB-49 crashed, killing Capt. Edwards, John Northrop was so despondent that he had all of the flying wings cut up, and the USAF killed the contractdue to political reasons. This was heard by thousands of people that will go on telling other people the same eronious story. And people will quote him, and say it is fact, because they heard it at an airshow.

The problem with Wikipedia, is that some articles are taken word for word from other articles, without anyone checking the facts first. The Wikipedia people assume its right, because they saw it on the internet, so they repeat it. They may not even be interested in the topic they are covering.

 
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