One decade’s work:
Wired magazine, on ten years of the web…. “In fewer than 4,000 days, we have encoded half a trillion versions of our collective story (on the web) and put them in front of 1 billion people, or one-sixth of the world’s population. That remarkable achievement was not in anyone’s 10-year plan.” But I wonder if that’s the end of it. When I wanted to find out about something new, I used to go to Google. Now I’m tending to go straight to Wikipedia instead. In effect, the web’s free market in user-created information is now evolving a solution to over-abundance and page-spam – by distilling countless billions of pages down into a single editable encyclopedia of (currently) 670,000 articles.