Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wikipedia celebrates its tenth birthday on Saturday 15 January. Wikipedia crawled from the smoldering crater of the crash exactly one decade ago, a not-for-profit, communal effort to collect, refine and publish the sum of all human knowledge, and make it available for free to anyone with an Internet connection. Wikipedia turns 10 with plans to diversify like Media Dragon
Wikipedia is the most widely used reference work in the world. That statement is both ordinary and astonishing: it's a simple reflection of its enormous readership; and yet, by any traditional view about how the world work Wikipedia – an unplanned miracle: The people's encyclopedia