An Oral History of Wikipedia

An Oral History of Wikipedia

Wikipedia, this unlikeliest of success stories on the internet, turned 20 last week. This oral history of how it came to be has some fascinating insights: The lucky coincidences that lead to the concept we now take for granted; why the terror attacks of 9/11 turned out to be an early catalyst for its success; and how, as with almost every innovation on the web, pornography played its part

From Weekly Filet #331, in January 2021.

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