At TEDGlobal this summer, Jimmy Wales outlined his vision for Wikipedia, his online storehouse of knowledge, collaboratively written by unpaid volunteers worldwide. His goal: to provide everyone in the world access to a free encyclopedia. But not just through the web. Eventually, he told us, he’d like to create a print version, as well. He went public with that plan today, confirming that a book project is underway, and may be finished as early as mid-2006, for distribution throughout the developing world.
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This week’s TED Radio Hour examines “Why We Collaborate,” exploring why, and how, millions of people come together to work on online projects, sometimes for free. The episode begins with Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, who spoke at TEDGlobal 2005, back when the site was still very new. The incredible growth of Wikipedia since […]