While at Notacon this past April, I gave another speech about Wikipedia, probably my last one unless specifically invited to do so by an organization or event. It’s called “Wikipedia, Brick by Brick” and I’ve added it to the archive.org TEXTFILES.COM audio connection at this location.
It’s about 40 minutes, and man am I tired during it; if you know my voice, that’s what sounds a little off. I had gotten a total of 2 or 3 hours of sleep, working on the Blockparty webserver and other such considerations for the demo party, and then had to give a talk at 1pm on the Friday of the event. The good news was that after this talk and a second one I helped present at 3pm, my time requirements shifted to being able to focus on Blockparty for the rest of the event, but the price I paid was very, very little sleep.
All in all, there’s no “finality” about the piece, just further observations of funny crap and interesting memories of research on Wikipedia from the last year. A few good laughs, a bunch of declarations, dramatic pauses… my usual stuff. Plus, if you follow some of the advice, you could probably cause a bit of trouble on Wikipedia… or really, anywhere that encourages user-generated content.
Again, it’s here.
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