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December 20, 2001
Quotes from Ward:
- "The Wiki concept is much closer to the way the web was initially intended than static web pages."
- "I'd much rather have a community than a shopping mall."
December 18, 2001
The free (GNU) word processor Abiword comes with a wikipedia plugin.
Other worthwhile plugins for Wikipedia authors are:
- Dictionary plugin
- babelfish plugin
- freetranslate plugin
December 14, 2001
Wikipedia statistics/Size of Wikipedia: 19,000 articles announced.
December 9, 2001
The current issue of the New York Times Magazine looks at The Year of Ideas. There is an article called Populist Editing which is about the idea of wikis. Wikipedia is mentioned as "[t]he most ambitious Wiki project to date"! (Access to the New York Times requires free registration).
December 8, 2001
Erik Moeller announced on the mailing list that he has created an IRC channel called #wikipedia on the server irc.openprojects.net. Drop by and chat! See Wikipedia Chat for more information on how to connect.
December 7, 2001
December 6, 2001
Wikipedia has a new logo, inspired by the old one, but with the text "Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia", and a nifty new epigraph for Wikipedia:
- Man is distinguished, not only by his reason, but by this singular passion from other animals, which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
In other words, Wikipedia is better than sex (and other carnal pleasures). We have this from the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes. The final deliberations were made on this Meta-Wikipedia page. The new logo was designed by The Cunctator.
December 1, 2001
Hmmm... why isn't our chief administrator working today... could it be because today he got MARRIED????. A hearty congratulations and best wishes to Larry Sanger and his bride Rita from everyone at the Wikipedia.