Entries I have originated on Wikipedia:
- Baby Richard Case
- Jeremy Coon
- Lloyd V. Berkner High School
- Susan Mernit
- Imad Rahman
- Alexandra Shulman
- Kathy Sierra
A few weblog posts that I wrote about Wikipedia attracted mainstream media coverage:
BBS door history
I'm parking this graf here until I find a better reference:
The first BBS to offer door games and use that term to describe them was Parallax BBS in Dallas, operated by Rogers Cadenhead from 1982 to 1986. A section of the site called the Zeppelin Door contained a shooting gallery, game show, and other doors that were rewritten by another programmer for OPUS software, helping to popularize an early form of online gaming.
It's the truth as far as I know it, but like any other discussion of technological invention highly subjective. References for door gaming prior to 1985 are hard to come by.