Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is quoted as saying that he has no sympathy for students who cite his popular encyclopedia in college papers: "Mr. Wales said that he gets about 10 e-mail messages a week from students who complain that Wikipedia has gotten them into academic hot water... he thinks to himself: ... you're in college; don't cite the encyclopedia.'"
"Wikipedia Founder Discourages Academic Use of His Creation."
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus Blog. 12 June 2006.
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