The history of Wikipedia

by on August 3, 2006 at 1:00 am in Web/Tech | Permalink

An extensive story, courtesy of Atlantic Monthly, get the link while it lasts.  Hat tip to Jason Kottke.  Here is my earlier post on what Wikipedia is good for.

Addendum: Here is a poll-based list of the best Wikipedia articles; the emphasis is on humor and the obscure.

1 Whit Stevens August 3, 2006 at 2:49 pm

The New Yorker also published an article on wikipedia recently. You can find it here:
http://www.newyorker.com/printables/fact/060731fa_fact.

2 Geoffrey Brand August 3, 2006 at 6:05 pm

Small world..

Back in the day before the world wide web..
I used to read Jimmy Wales’s email list on Objectivism religously (pun intended)

Very smart man.. I am glad he has done well with Wikipedia

3 Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm

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