On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 00:31:01 -0800 (PST)
Anthere <anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
I am proud to announce that Wikipedia is featured in an
article of liberation.fr, one of the major french news
media (paper and web). The article is listed on
liberation main page, so we can expect some good feedback
(visitors) for the site. I mention it because this is our
FIRST front page article in a major media, and hopefully,
the first of a long list now. This is a stone for french
There are a couple of rather inexact points in the
article, but nothing problematic.
The most curious is probably that there is no link to the
encyclopedia itself... I hope people will spontaneously
look in google ;-)
Many thanks to Yann who made it possible in keeping in
touch with the author of the article.
Aside from this point, I am yet to be connected to the
real/virtual world with a phone and internet connexion.
Meanwhile, I try to organise my new home, clean the old
one, and planted some rose bushes yesterday. I also
highjacked an university old computer for 2 hours, it
broke after 45 mn, I had to switch to an even older
computer, on which the only navigator was netscape 4.5.
For those who wonder, no, it is not possible to edit
wikipedia with Netscape 4.5. And no, installing new
software on collective computers is not allowed either.
I am currently fully realising how addictive Wikipedia
can be. I try to make it easier in reading private mails
(thank you for those keeping me up to date with current
Wikipedia gossip, more is welcome ;-)) and updating my
blog (for those who read french, please see
for opinions on the political
goal of Wikipedia).
I think my next thoughts will be oriented toward what
French call "fracture numérique", ie, the great gap
currently widening between those who have access to the
net versus those who do not (or have a very limited net
access). We might think about what we are *currently*
doing : we are certainly improving the amount and quality
of information of those who already have access to
information. But we are not bringing information to those
who do not really have access to information.
I miss you all :-(
i am happy for you.you know what your second point is so
true.i live in stanger
south africa and the only access i
have to the internet is by coming to this resource centre
that a couple thousand people use to e-mail or surf the
web.it is just too expensive to buy a computer or be
connected to the internet.in south africa only businesses
and the wealthy can afford the web.
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