Wikipedia As A Lifestyle
The power of community eh? Wired runs a story on the somewhat obsessive habbits of some wikipedians ...
He admits his wife is on to something when she calls him a repository of "lots of random bits of information." This is a man with a garage full of hobbies: photography, woodworking, cooking, gardening, chess, aquariums and computers. "It seems that I'm never content to stick with the same interests," he said. "But I always strive to find new ones."
Recently, Ramsey has been on a self-imposed Wiki vacation, but he often spends four to six hours a day penning or fixing Wikipedia articles. Why? "I feel strongly in the ideals that Wikipedia stands for, and that drives me to use my programming skills to be as productive as possible."
I admire dedication, but you've gotta wonder where his income comes from heh..
Article Reference: Wiki Becomes a Way of Life
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