Today's XKCD sums up my feelings towards Wikipedia pretty well. Two things I've decided in the recent past. One is that I would like to start making more edits to Wikipedia. It's not that hard, especially for copy-editing things, but also since I'm supposedly learning all this stuff in grad school, I can help make sure all their articles are good and correct etc.
Secondly, many of you have heard of my idea about Wikipedia Bar Edition (TM), formerly known as Wikipedia Pants Edition (TM), but it bears repeating. I think that those bar-top machines that they have at many bars nowadays, usually used for games like "Erotic Photo Hunt" would be a perfect delivery mechanism for Wikipedia. A quarter gets you three entries or something like that. I see people using it to verify the bold statements that people often make at bars, and then calling BS when it can't be supported.
The idea that people might edit the entries just to back up there claims (possibly because they brought their laptop to a bar!) has been brought up though (by