The thing you realize when you discipline yourself and look for other sources of information on random topics, rather than taking the easy way out and following the Wikipedia link, is that Wikipedia, while quick and easy, has a rather profound, maybe even dispiriting lack of depth.

You generally don’t even have to go to page 2 of the search results to find something better.  You can add “site:*.edu" to the search string to make the process a little faster(and get results with no begging or advertisements).

I have been inspired and gotten really excited about various subjects every time I’ve passed on Wikipedia and gone to look for something better.

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