User:Jimbo Wales/Quotations

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  • "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we’re doing."Slashdot interview
  • "To me the key thing is getting it right. And if a person's really smart and they're doing fantastic work, I don't care if they're a high school kid or a Harvard professor; it's the work that matters."
  • "[Wikipedia is] like a sausage: you might like the taste of it, but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made."
  • Greater involvement by scientists would lead to a "multiplier effect", says Wales. Most entries are edited by enthusiasts, and the addition of a researcher can boost article quality hugely. "Experts can help write specifics in a nuanced way," he says.Nature special report
  • "See that link up there? 'edit this page'. Go for it, it's a wiki." – Jimbo Wales
  • "Mediawiki. It's free! You can run it on your laptop, and you can run the 4th most popular website in the world with it. It's joyful and delicious! It likes ponies!"Jimbo, completely sober on his talk page