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6Aug/060

The Man Behind Wikipedia

Wikipedia.orgI love wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. The vast majority of it's user-submitted entries contain top class, unbiased information. I had always imagined that the reason the site worked was due to many distinct communities of writers. Contributions centered around a handful of topics; individual contributors only really added value where they had the deepest knowledge, which I assumed could only amount to a small subset of entries.

Imagine my surprise when I found out about Simon Pulsifer, an incredibly prolific contributor to Wikipedia:

Today Mr. Pulsifer, 24, is known internationally as the world's most prolific author on the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia, with 78,000 entries edited and 2,000 to 3,000 new articles to his name.

Supposedly he's a really smart man, with broad interests and rabid reading habits. I hope he keeps churning out great articles - what a wonderful gift he is giving us!

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