On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Ral315 <wiki.ral315(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I'm completely speculating here, but maybe the
reason we're doing so well so
far is that, I'd imagine, a significant portion of our readers are in the
tech sector (at least compared to most non-profits), where job cuts haven't
yet become as widespread as they are in other sectors like manufacturing and
housing. I don't have much for hard statistics to back up either of these
claims, so obviously, take them with a grain of salt.
I would imagine, however, that if my point is true, that future fundraisers
might not be so lucky, as the tech sector will probably experience a similar
decline over the next 18 months.
Then again, everyone hurting might be another reason to donate: "er,
what if Wikipedia is hurting too? ohnoes, I don't want to lose that
too!" We seem to try to evoke that feeling in people by "Wikipedia:
Making Life Easier" and "Wikipedia is there when you need it -- now it
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