About a month ago, NPR’s Terry Gross interviewed Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Fresh Air, and this morning I finally got to listen to it (thank you, NPR for providing podcasts!). Gross asks some great questions, and Wales gives his usual spin, even glossing over the Seigenthaler controversy. What’s most telling, though, is Wales’ response to a question by Gross about whether Wikipedia can be considred a reliable source of information. His response: “Most of Wikipedia is kind of OK.”
Those are his exact words. And I think they deserve to stand on their own, with no further commentary, as a testament to Wales’ commitment to quality, reliability, and, of course, wikiality.
Listen to it here.