[Login required] At Wikimania 2006, Founder Admits Wikipedia's Shortcomings and Announces New Projects
At this past weekend's conference, Jimmy Wales
founder, acknowledged that "[it] is not as good as [Encylopaedia] Britannica
yet" and spurred contributors to "improve the quality of existing...articles instead of rushing to create new ones." Wales also announced a number of new initiatives involving One Laptop Per Child
, and the German version
of the encylopedia.
professor Lawrence Lessig
cheered Wikipedia for playing an important role in "democratizing knowledge" and spurring a new burst of individual creativity.
Prolific Canadian Is King of Wikipedia
Simon Pulsifer, posting as SimonP
, is reported to be "the world's most prolific author on...Wikipedia
,with 78,000 entries edited and 2,000 to 3,000 new articles to his name." Although highly regarded by his fellow Wikipedians
, Pulsifer describes his 3- to 4-hour-a-day efforts as "an addiction