Am doing a one-on-one interview with the Jimmy, the founder of Wikipedia, when he comes out to Cape Town this April as part of Heather’s Bring ‘n Braai iCommons shindig. Will be dusting off the old engraved journo pen for the ocassion. And I will write once more! Bwwahahahaha! (How long has it been?). I may even get published in a newspaper!!!
The Waler is somewhat of a guru, being the founder and all. My view on the mother of all Wikis is that it is an awesome project, but the model has problems which could exacerbate as it goes more into the mainstream. I am not as vitriolic as El Reg who basically thinks Wikipedia is a multiplayer, shoot-em-up gangbang.
Now, it’s confession time. I won’t be bothering old Jimmy with the shameful acts I committed which I am about to reveal here. But I thought I should come clean on my dirty little secret: Earlier this year, in a rage after yet another shocking LBW decision, I tried to personally attack the rather lame and terribly neutral (read: complimentary) Darrell Hair post on wikipedia and was put firmly in my place by one of their more astute moderators. (So maybe it does work?) I still, however, have my sights on the Australian cricket team post which is going to be in big trouble soon. Now on to really crucial matters of life and death: does the intro reflect THE FACT they are the second-ranked ODI cricket team (After us :-)). Will the Australian moderators accept this change? Let’s see. I know, its all so childish. But I’m not normal when it comes to competitive ball sports involving our country. Update: As of MON 10:45am I see my change to the intro has not been changed back
In any case — the real point of this post… The question is what questions do I ask the old boy? Can I have ideas? Can I put some of your questions on this blog post to him? Let me know and I’ll ask him.