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Wired: Not Your Father's Encyclopedia

Jan 29, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the Web's first open-source encyclopedias has reached a milestone, just two years since its inception.

"Last week, the English-language version of Wikipedia, a free multilingual encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers on the Internet, published its 100,000th article. More than 37,000 articles populate the non-English editions.

"Unlike traditional encyclopedias, which are written and edited by professionals, Wikipedia is the result of work by thousands of volunteers. Anyone can contribute an article--or edit an existing one--at any time..."

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