You can tell that Wikipedia is really catching on, because it looks like the first wave of the anti-Wikipedia backlash is starting. Syracuse Post-Standard writer is shocked, shocked that it’s not the online arm of a regular encyclopedia. What bothers me is that the journalist characterizes the site as “supposedly authoritative,” when it’s obvious that it is clearly not authoritative. It’s exactly what it says it is. My suggestion to the author of the article and to the librarians who complain about Wikipedia is to correct inaccuracies in Wikipedia if they see them.
This account of an exchange with the article’s author is worth reading.