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Power is knowledge and today, the internet is the biggest source of information on the planet. Some people call it the biggest library in the world. But since the internet has so much information, it's hard to find

exactly what you need, more exactly the easiest solutions to your problem. I think that Jimmy Donal Wales
is a remarkable man because he managed to transform this gigantic pile of pages ("web pages") into a proper library. As I mentioned in my previews blog post he gave the world the tools to create the books of the internet and the people used them well.


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Comment by Gene Becker on March 4, 2010 at 12:16am
Wikipedia is of course amazing, and Jimmy Wales is quite inspiring. What do you think he would say about EVOKE? How would he apply the learnings of Wikipedia to our missions?

Haha, do you think you could ask him to join us in the network?
Comment by David Sahlin on March 4, 2010 at 9:21am
Hm, we should make an EVOKE wikipedia page! What do you think?
Comment by Adrian Poaca on March 4, 2010 at 11:23am
the page is there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evoke_(alternate_reality_game) , all we need to do is add the content
Comment by Monica Toth on March 4, 2010 at 3:32pm
Free knowledge! I get behind that. We just haven't figured out how to solve the filtering problem, which makes the internet a stunning resource in some areas and a hideous mess in others. If I want help coding Python, I can find the answer in under two minutes. If I want expert commentary on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, it will be faster to get in my car and drive to the library.

I look forward to reading more!
Comment by Adrian Poaca on March 4, 2010 at 4:18pm
I agree with you Monica. That is a major problem when you are dealing with large sets of data. Maybe we will find a solution in that area soon. Google made remarkable progress in that area over the past years, but still there is a lot of room for improvements.
Comment by David Dreshfield on March 5, 2010 at 6:54am
Great post, Adrian. I personally hold the free worldwide exchange of information as one of the greatest ideals we can hope to achieve. The innovation we've seen in the Internet's 20+-year history has been simply staggering, and I know that it's that spirit of innovation that's going to drive our collective problem-solving skills more than anything else. Bringing the Internet's wealth of information to every single person on this planet is easily one of the best things we could ever do.
Comment by Reid Falconer on March 5, 2010 at 5:10pm
That is a very good choice for a hero. I look forward to reading more of your blogs. I will award you +1 Courage :)

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