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March 15, 2005

Wiki Becomes a Way of Life

I'm a fan of wikipedia, for all the wrong reasons. I missed this article last week, but yuka pointed it out to me. I like the article, for it's humanizing of the folks involved.

Wired News: Wiki Becomes a Way of Life:

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has 490,000 articles -- in English alone. All together, including its French, German, Italian, Chinese, Spanish and many other versions, it has well over 1.3 million entries.

But without its 16,000 contributors, Wikipedia would be about as useful as a moldy 1978 edition of Encyclopedia Americana. With them, Wikipedia has become the world's largest effort of its kind, and one that is compared to Encyclopedia Britannica in terms of quality and breadth.

Posted by jason at March 15, 2005 04:29 PM