View Full Version : Chatter Consider a year-end donation to Wikipedia
Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
12-26-2011, 05:33 AM
I just did a Google search on the term wikipedia site:forums.parallax.com to see how many times Wikipedia has been cited here. I got nearly five thousand hits! Let's face it: Wikipedia technical articles are usually quite good, and many of us depend on them -- either for our own information, or as a place to steer newbies to bring them up to speed on a given topic. But the Wikimedia Foundation does not derive any income from advertising and depends on donations to fund their staffing and web hosting. If you value Wikipedia as an online resource, here's where you can go to lend your support:
12-26-2011, 09:15 AM
Excellent idea Phil. In fact that idea was just growing in my mind over Christmas as I started to realize the huge benifit I have had from wikipedia myself for quite some time now.
Donation done. Thanks Phil. It's something I wanted to do, but Wikipedia's own banner-ad for the cause completely put me off it. I can't stand pictures of people and faces in ads, it always drags the ad down. It's what banks do, and the Zilog website (which I hated until I got Adblock to block all those images).
Your post is the right way to do it.
12-26-2011, 02:04 PM
Already contributed, and this is my second year.
Years ago, I subscribed to Encyclopedia Brittanica on line because there was so little factual teaching material in Taiwan and in English at the time. But it is no where near as useful as Wikipedia.
So I figure that I can certainly afford to pay an annual subscription fee as I use them both in English and Chinese very heavily. I don't think a day goes by where I don't refer to them for something. And I suspect I've gotten more facts straight in the last five year than in several previous decades.
12-26-2011, 04:57 PM
OK did it. Money well spent.
Remember they are one of those tax deductible operations.
And they do corporate-matching, too, for those of you who work for The Man.