Tag: Jimmy Wales

  • Mondo Wikipedia

    Last fall, students at the University of South Florida contributed to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, by writing entries for numpty, mohoger, japsoc, and gavilan. The definitions they gave were foggy (numpty, “tea from the land of nump”; gavilan, “a species of left-wing American focused solely on doom and gloom”). Their English professor, Alex Duensing, […]

  • Factually Speaking

    For a reference work whose editorial staff consists, basically, of any dumbass with Internet access and one good typing finger, Wikipedia (wikipedia.org) sure has ambition. “It’s our goal to be as good as Britannica [britannica.com] across the board,” said Jimmy Wales, founder of the openly collaborative online encyclopedia, responding to a recent surge of criticism […]