Now a historical authority


in Geek stuff, Internet matters, Writing

People talk about how the internet and Wikipedia have made the collection and categorization of information more democratic, but the point is really driven home when one of your blog posts gets used as a reference by the Hungarian version of Wikipedia.

I don’t know what the Hungarian text says, but there must surely be a more authoratative source than my blog regarding how George de Hevesy hid the Nobel Prize medals of James Franck and Max von Laue by dissolving them in aqua regia.

This page on the Nobel Prize website discusses the events in question.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Milan October 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm

On the talk page, I suggested they reference the Nobel page instead of me.

R.K. October 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I wonder how many undergraduate essays this page has been cited in.

oleh October 7, 2009 at 7:56 am

How did you find this out?

Milan October 7, 2009 at 9:10 am

I spotted incoming visitors in my server logs.

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