Why you can't trust Wikipedia...

It's amazing how wrong data can be on the WWW, yet most people belief everything they read :-) Wikipedia is often criticized for it's inaccurate information, yet it is used in many academic references.

Take this entry on the DNA Computer on Wikipedia as an example: the author claims that the "field was initially developed by Leonard Adleman of the University of Southern California, in 1994."

But, if you wonder of to the National Geographic web site, you will discover an article dated 23 Feb 2003: "Israeli scientists have devised a computer that can perform 330 trillion operations per second, more than 100,000 times the speed of the fastest PC. The secret: It runs on DNA."

I think that proofs the theory that you should NOT trust anything on Wikipedia. Do much more research on your subject then just Wikipedia!

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