Sunday, November 16, 2008

What Would You Pay for Wikipedia Access?

I use Wikipedia virtually everyday. Its an incredible resource that frankly I often take for granted because its free. I've skimmed past the donation button at the top of their content pages for a while now, but it dawned on me today, that this incredible resource depends upon donations to stick around. Imagine Wikpedia's infrastructure cost of hosting, servers, bandwidth and electricity.

Seriously, what would you pay for Wikipedia access? O'Reilly's Safari service ranges from $23 to $43 per month and thats for a lot less content. (Though this is an outstanding value as well)

Anyway, I made a small donation today and I encourage everyone that finds Wikpedia useful to consider doing the same here. There isn't a minimum donation so give what ever makes sense for you.

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At November 18, 2008 12:38 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

True indeed. It's funny you mention this i was reading an article about this about a month ago. I recently gave $5.00. It definitely isn't much but its something.

 
At December 03, 2008 7:10 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Thanks for poking me!

 

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