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Wikipedia’s forgotten creator

By Gregory Kohs

Wikipedia is one of the world’s ten most-used websites, right up there with the likes of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, and Amazon. However, it is the only non-profit, educational site in the top 50, inspiring at least some of its hundreds of millions of monthly readers to pitch in and edit their way to an even better repository of the world’s knowledge. Every year in December, the face of Jimmy Wales appears on the site, making his annual appeal for cash donations. He has become a sort of global ambassador for Wikipedia, recognized by millions of people.

Dr. Larry Sanger, forgotten creator of Wikipedia

Dr. Larry Sanger, forgotten creator of Wikipedia

 

However, Wales is not the man who truly launched Wikipedia.

The honorable distinction of bringing life to Wikipedia rests with a philosopher

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