To Jimmy Wales,
You are so full of crap.
It wasn't so much that you "decided to do something different", it was more like you WANTED to and WOULD have made wikipedia more commercial except your army of contributors would NOT let you.
"Yahoo has something like 13,000 staff. We have 679 servers and 95 staff." NINETY FIVE overworked staff is nothing to brag about - for goodness sake -- hire some more staff.
Wikipedia is some information on a screen, and a way to put it there and to add more. We have ACTUAL libraries, parks, temples, and minds. Where ever we go we think, I really wouldn't worry about that. Right now I'm thinking would I rather see Jimmy Wales's sad puppy dog face, or some really cool ads. Actually I like seeing Jimmy and the others as the header on some of the pages. Could they stay there the whole year??? please please please!! Maybe mixed in with some really cool ads or gaming elements - we could play with their faces. Why not DO ads, but only really, really good ads -- like only run RELATED ads that contain 95+% whiz bang educational imagery - that way you could get some really [powerful artistic exceptional] things explained in a more mindful and engaging way while also getting the fat profits you always wanted. Jimmy is in the park in a temple in his mind. And we love him.
Please accept this as a submission to wikipedia
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