In a recent post I vented my frustration over an incompetent who considered herself an expert on healthcare policy. Although I certainly don't view myself an expert on healthcare policy, I know enough to know she was clueless. Yet there she was, talking like she had the last word on the subject. In an article on expertise, Tom Nichols, an expert in the field, issued a warning about so-called experts and the use of the internet. Referring to the eponymous rule by Theodosius Sturgeon that 90% of everything is crap, he pointed out its application to the web.
With about a billion websites, the good news is that there are probably 100 million pretty good websites.The bad news, however, is that