Wikipedia Day 2008

Wikipedia, the community written and reviewed online encyclopedia, is seven years old today.

I think its value in collecting human knowledge is immense. (For as good as Google can be and for how much I use it, I’m a little chilled at its thrust towards amalgamating all data.) But it is more valuable being a model of user-level production of resources, its openness at the corporate leadership level and even its fund raising ability — many, many small gifts rather than a few very large ones — makes this a day to celebrate.

How to celebrate? Make a financial contribution, an article edit or both.

About Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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