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I was looking at an old version of my home page, something I had maintained between 1996-1999, and saw that I had written this "The Global Encyclopedia. Which is the only free encyclopedia in the world." and provided a hyperlink to http://126.96.36.199/ . I can't recall anything about this internet encyclopedia any longer, but given my time of writing this, it would have been a fairly early effort, potentially worth listing in this article, if information from a reliable source could be found. Can anyone locate information about this? Brianwc (talk) 13:50, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Just when I was ready to give up, I may have answered my own question. An article from 1995 discusses the Global Encyclopedia at length, in a highly critical manner, in what would now be seen as the same objections Wikipedia faced in its early days (and sometimes still faces?). James Rettig, "Putting the Squeeze on the Information Firehose: The Need for 'Neteditors and 'Netreviewers" 15th Annual Charleston Conference on Library Acquisitions (Nov. 3, 1995). The date of this article demonstrates just how early the "Global Encyclopedia" effort must have been. Additional sources should be sought and then perhaps a short summary could be added to this article. Brianwc (talk) 14:07, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
The lead for Internet encyclopedia seems to leave off with an overview of a 1993 project that eventually failed. I think it be appropriate to describe what happened to internet encyclopedias since. Something like: 'Since the project, internet encyclopedias have substantially grown in accessibility (or popularity).' FactoidDroid (talk) 22:40, 2 August 2012 (UTC)