As longtime readers know, I am not a fan of Wikipedia, which I consider a sinkhole of rumors and errors run by coding tweakers, factoid zealots and folks with tinfoil hats. This week, in fact, a Daily Mirror reader questioned the origin of a 1922 Kodachrome film clip, citing Wikipedia’s entry on the film process, even though the clip was clearly labeled “Kodachrome” and was posted on Kodak’s YouTube stream.
So the latest news of an elaborate hoax comes as no surprise. Read more on the purported Bicholim Conflict, a fictitious entry which has spread all over the Internet.
I will say again: I don’t know of any serious researcher who considers Wikipedia anything other a joke.