Wikipedia Fun

For those of you who aren’t aware of this, there is a great free, constantly updated, online Encyclopedia called The Wikipedia, based on some really cool Wiki software.

Anyway, the deal is, anyone can update this stuff, and it goes into a list of recently updated stuff, and it is read by moderators to make sure it is OK, and it can be re-edited by someone else if the information is incorrect. This essentially is susposed to be a set of checks and balances, that allows for the most information that is as accurate and up to date as possible. Also, they have bibliographies at the end, and there are lots of hyperlinks to other wiki pages in case they are using terms and phrases that are going over your head.

If you aren’t believing me, look up the name “Pentium M” and know that when I was impressed to see information on there that I didn’t already know. (I’m currently selling a lot of Pentium M stuff….so feel free to ask questions if ur buying a new laptop soon).

Right now I’m reading up on basic Economics because I want to learn more about it, and I thought a refresher would be good…especially since I’ve had very little formal economic instruction, and then I was covering the differences and similarites between traditional supply side economics and Keynesian economics. Very facinating stuff.

Also, I learned a lot about AJAX there when I was trying to add gmail-like spell checking to my blog, and it has been a helpful resource in other programming endevors.

WordPress also has a codex based on the same wiki software, that is excellent, and well updated.

In general, if you don’t know about the wikipedia, or wiki software, take a few minutes reading a little about it, because it is good stuff, and good to know about.