Thursday, August 06, 2009
Worst of the web
In my line of work one occasionally comes across websites that I could not in good conscience recommend to anyone as a reliable source of information. One of these is speedylook.com. The information is arranged by subject area, but sourced from the French language version of Wikipedia, and translated into English. The problem is that the translation is so poor that it looks like it was done using Yahoo's Babelfish utility. Either that or it was done by Officer Crabtree from the British comedy series 'Allo 'Allo. Any student who uses this website as a reference in a paper should be given an automatic fail.