"Wikipedia may be experiencing a bit of a coolness crisis. A case in point: you give a presentation at a conference and the central point to support your conclusion is a Wikipedia quote. Not cool. You’re hotly debating a certain topic at a party and insist on a certain argument because you “read it in a Wikipedia article.” Again, not cool.
But there are plenty of ways that Wikipedia is still cool, and that’s particularly true for translators. And unlike so many other things that I mention in this column, the value of Wikipedia is not just for translators of “large” languages. In fact, I’d be surprised if any of you reading this ..."