I am a Wikipedia addict

I'm sorry to admit that I am a bit of a Wikipedia addict. Here's what happens: I see a movie preview, or read about something that interests me, and I go to the internet to learn more. Of course, I Google the topic at hand and the first or second entry listed is at Wikipedia. So I click. Now I know that Wikipedia is not the end-all be-all of information, but it is a damn good start. So then I learn way more about a subject than maybe I even wanted to know, and usually have burned up about 2 hours or more on something like the movie, I Am Legend. I look it up, and find out that not only has it been made into a movie before, it is based on the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. You can see from my previous entry, I went to the film, and had high hopes due to the plot summary I read (on Wikipedia) about the book. As I have already discussed, I was sorely disappointed that they did not stick to the point of Matheson's novel. So I felt obligated to read the novel as well, and now, write several blog entires about the film, novel, and my over-all problem as a whole. All because of Wikipedia.

Today, as if we need more examples, I was looking at some of the details of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and I stumbled onto the fact that the film Children of Men is based on the novel by P. D. James. Ugh. Here we go again...