Friday, March 16, 2007

Sinbad Cool About Wikipedia Inaccuracy

Sinbad gets it about Wikipedia; Not sure about the AP writer:

Actor-comedian Sinbad had the last laugh after his Wikipedia entry announced he was dead, the performer said Thursday

...Apparently, someone edited it [the entry] to say Sinbad died of a heart attack. By the time the error was caught, e-mail links of the erroneous page had been forwarded to hundreds of people. (Sounds unlikely... The link would have had to have been of a specific version of the page, rather than the main page.)

A note on Sinbad's Wikipedia page Thursday night said the site has been temporarily protected from editing to deal with vandalism. (The site?!?!? The page, maybe...)

Here's the part that tells me he's cool:

When asked if he was upset about the mix-up, Sinbad, whose real name is David Adkins, just laughed. ''It's gonna be more commonplace as the Internet opens up more and more. It's not that strange,'' the Los Angeles-based entertainer told the Associated Press in a phone interview.

Sinbad, who is currently on the road doing stand up, said he hasn't received an apology from the Internet site. (Nor would I suspect that one would be forthcoming. I bet he's not on the edge of his seat waiting for one, either.)

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Blogger Get A Life! said...

I'm waiting for Wikipedia to erroneously report I got a life!

5:51 PM  

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