Wikipedia isn't about human potential, whatever Wales says
Seth Finkelstein, The Guardian, Thursday September 25 2008
Proselytisation of the cult of Wikipedia has reached new heights. Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, has joined a speaker's agency (amusingly, he's advertised just above Karl Rove). Note that he keeps all fees, which can exceed $50,000 (£27,000), maintaining that such engagements "are inviting me in my personal capacity" (bit.ly/seth8).
Thanks to Seth for the further shot across the bow.. I don't get how this cult and the gang of Wikipedians actually work, but I know recently a group of librarians wanted to start an article on publib (an online mailing list and community), and were not able to do so because -- get this -- they couldn't provide valid sources they were valid, real, or existed.. it's a strange, not brave, new world when the info-dis-infomediaries are in charge of the "sum of all human knowledge." ...