[Foundation-l] Wikipedia is fun

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 00:07:35 UTC 2010

Very early on in the history of the project, there was only one server and
it was shared with the parent company (Bomis). Once it filled up it was
simply cleared out. Unfortunately, this means that the earliest edits to the
English Wikipedia are now lost :-( Ward Cunningham did the same thing with
the first ever Wiki.

Unfortunately, people never know what is going to be interesting to the
future and discard seemingly unimportant things only to discover their value
later on - the archivists' perpetual problem.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia
and also http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/HomePage (how the website used
to look).

-Liam [[witty lama]]

Peace, love & metadata

On 8 March 2010 11:07, Tyler <programmer651 at comcast.net> wrote:

> How come, when I go to the edit history of the main page, I can't find a
> revision from 2001? Only 2002.  Is it because of that software change?
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