Matt Zanchelli posited this question on Twitter a few days ago:
Which do you feel is more important: Google search or Wikipedia?
It’s an interesting question to ponder, but I think Wikipedia is much more important. The new Bing, or Duck Duck Go, demonstrates that Google can be replaced, but Wikipedia cannot, not even by paper encyclopaedias.
The new Bing doesn’t interest me much, but it gives me an excuse to post that tweet.