Sunday, June 29, 2008

Interview with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, 9-07

Dear Gang,
Here is a YouTube clip of a Sept. '07, Wall Strip interview of Jimmy Wales, the founder of WIKIPEDIA (and the YouTube link below!):

Interviewer: "You talk a lot about wanting the sum of all knowledge to be open to all. What is the end game of that? What do you people to use the knowledge to do?"
Jimmy Wales: "I could get very Utopian about this but I think most conflict and war is the direct result of ignorance. Poverty is largely caused by lack of educational resources..."

The thing that is very interesting about YouTube is that you can type in all kinds of people's names, and often, there will be one of more interviews of them. It is very nice to put a name with a face and a voice...and an interview!

Bye for now,

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