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2006 Feb 05 | Results of Fall 2005

Exams are done, course work is done, the task now is to get my dissertation proposal completed and defended. Last semester I took on two more (draft) pieces of the dissertation puzzle, a recent history and the question of leadership:

Posted by The Cunctator at Sun Feb 5 11:21:13 2006
Ward Cunningham's project was the WikiWiki project, not the Wiki project.

Sanger's problems were in large part his inability to follow the principles of meritocracy he laid out. I would hardly describe his reflections about leaving the project as insightful.

Posted by David Gerard at Mon Feb 6 10:45:58 2006
Emergent leaders in Wikipedia also tend to get a lot of jobs. In Soviet Wikipedia, job find YOU! I think what happens is that someone realises there's a job that needs doing, so first thinks of competent people ... which will be people with lots of jobs already. So the reward for a job well done is another three jobs. I'm running at about twelve or thirteen at present; I think James Forrester is rapidly approaching forty.

Posted by Sage at Tue Feb 7 00:39:42 2006
Mr. Reagle,

You might be interested in the new WikiProject History of Science:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_History_of_Science

Are you going to present any of your work at Wikimania 2006?

Posted by Jakob at Wed Feb 8 06:54:08 2006
You should add Paul Otlet to your timeline - he wanted to collect the knowledge of the world with index cards on paper. See this publication: <a href="http://bibliography.wikimedia.de/index.php?action=resourceView&id=123">http://bibliography.wikimedia.de/index.php?action=resourceView&id=123</a>


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