Wikipedia never fails to impress me. Touted to be the first online editable, multilingual, free content encyclopedia, Wikipedia has been never out of news since its launch in January 15, 2001. It exists as a wiki, a type of website that allows visitors to edit its content; the word Wikipedia itself is a portmanteau of 'wiki' and 'encyclopedia'. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers, allowing most articles to be changed by anyone with access to a computer, web browser and Internet connection. It has replaced AskJeeves.com as my second best mine for online information digging after Google.
There is another reason now to celebrate, for Kannadigas like me around the world. Wikipedia in Kannada language recently registered its 1000th article. To celebrate the milestone, several volunteers of the Kannada Wikipedia group organised a meet on April 3rd at Bangalore. Prominent Kannada personalities like novel writer U R Ananthamurthy and poet G Venkatasubbaiah were invited to lend credence to the meet.
Get the full coverage of the event here (Courtesy: Thejesh Jain )