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WWW: World Wide Wikipedia

Jul 07, 2010, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"I love Wikipedia. I love using it, frequently spending many a spare minute (that I don't actually have) simply wandering from one entry to another, learning things I never knew I never knew. I love it, too, as an amazing example of why sharing and openness work. For those who aren't programmers, and who therefore don't grok the evident rightness of the open source methodology, Wikipedia is a great way of explaining how it's done and why it's so good.

"So imagining a world without Wikipedia is pretty frightening. Actually, you don't need to imagine it, because apparently it just happened a few hours ago:

"As of the time of this writing, Wikipedia has been down and out for around 40 minutes. As of yet, there is no explanation as to why, but Twitter seems to be buzzing about it as well."

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