[Foundation-l] "The problem with Wikipedia..."

Sue Gardner sgardner at wikimedia.org
Thu Jun 17 20:03:02 UTC 2010

"The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in theory. It could
never work in practice."

I've seen that quote attributed to Jimmy, and also to Miikka Ryokas,
quoted by Noam Cohen in his NY Times story about Virginia Tech. But
neither of them, I think, originated it.

Does anyone have a good attribution for first use of that quote?  (I'm
using it in a presentation and want to attribute if I can.)


Sue Gardner
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