Geeks Bearing Gifts

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Geeks Bearing Gifts
Author Ted Nelson
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Mindful Press, Sausalito, California
Publication date
December 17, 2008[1]
Media type Print
ISBN 978-0-578-00438-9

Geeks Bearing Gifts: How the Computer World Got This Way is a book about the history of computing, written by Ted Nelson and published in 2008 by Mindful Press.

Mentions of Wikipedia[edit]

Nelson comments that owing to the strong peer-review nature of Wikipedia, editing is really a misnomer. He says that submission for consideration is a more accurate description of how volunteers contribute to the encyclopedia. He also comments about Wikipedia's structure that "it is built on a key part of the Xanadu data structure; each page is a series of quotations, or transclusions from separate editing operations."[2]


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  2. ^ Nelson, Ted (2008). Geeks bearing gifts: how the computer world got this way (Ed. 1.0. ed.). Sausalito, CA: Mindful Press. ISBN 978-0-578-00438-9.