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.
Welcome our new Ideas Editor, Helen Walters. We’re excited to have her around all the time; she’s been writing for TED.com, off and on, since 2007. Last year she was part of our marathon, can’t-stop-won’t-stop coverage of TED2012 and TEDGlobal 2012, where she wrote, in four days, 39,000 words. She’s nuts. Formerly the editor of innovation […]
Here, some staff picks of smart, funny, bizarre and cool stuff on the interwebs from this (and last) week: The true story of Kid President: Watch this behind-the-scenes video of everyone’s favorite new politician. [YouTube] And make sure to watch his pep talk, posted on TED last week. An absolute must-read by Michael Specter, on […]