Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wiki Wikis

From The Gurteen Knowledge Letter

There is a quiet revolution going on. If you thought Wikipedia was awesome then take a look at Wikibooks - open-source digital textbooks on any topic, in any language, available to anyone, anywhere, for free!

Wikibooks: http://en.wikibooks.org

In the longer term, along with open access journals, this is really going to shake up the academic publishing world.

Open Access Journals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access

And take a look at the Wikiversity Project - read the vision statement - the potential is enormous.

Wikiversity: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiversity

More on Wikibooks: http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/wikibooks

Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia which to my mind makes this video interview with him - complete with transcript - a must read.

How many full time employees? ONE!

How many page views per month? Two billion!

How is Wikipedia funded? Through donations!

The Interview: http://www.q-and-a.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1042

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org

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