Wikipedia:Articles that are more comprehensive than on Encyclopedia Britannica

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This project page was started to identify and collect a list of articles which are more comprehensive than their Encyclopædia Britannica counterparts. Comparisons include: variety of relevant sources, better citations (footnoting or inline citations), article length, facts that are absent in the EB, and article neutrality.

In other words, can Wikipedia's process actually produce better articles than the EB, or is EB editor Robert McHenry right and we are unable to produce a better researched, better sourced and more comprehensive article?

Candidate articles[edit]

Please provide a reason why it is more comprehensive, and only include featured articles

To be verified[edit]

Computing
  • ASCII
    Comparison 1 July 2005:
    Encyclopedia Britannica: 338 words [1]
    Wikipedia: approx 2038 words (not including ASCII tables or anything after the last section before "See also" [2]
    Analysis:
    Lead section: Their summary seems to be more clear than our lead section.
    References: to be determined
    Accuracy: to be determined
    Comprehensiveness: to be determined
    Writing style: to be determined
  • C programming language
    Comparison 1 July 2005:
    Encyclopedia Britannica: article
    Wikipedia:
    Analysis:
    Lead section: Our lead section seem more clear.
    References: to be determined
    Accuracy: to be determined
    Comprehensiveness: to be determined
    Writing style: to be determined

Articles that do not exist on EB[edit]

Please only list articles that have been featured

Computing

See also[edit]