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Saturday, 17 March 2007

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CYBERSPASE -- Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, recently reported, prematurely as it turns out, the death of comedic actor Sinbad. The mistake was discovered and corrected in less than an hour, with Sinbad's page temporarily "protected from editing" to prevent further tampering.

"We are in the process of determining how and why this happened," said a Wikipedia spokesperson. "It's sort of a two step process. First, we have to find the responsible party. Then, figure out their motivation."

"At this point," the spokesperson continued, "We can't assume anything. It's certainly possible that this was a prank, but at the same time, it could have been an honest mistake. From the wording of the entry, the person may have meant to say that Sinbad's career is dead, in which case our inclination would be to modify it slightly to more accurately reflect that fact, then put it back in place."

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