The Longest Now

How Wikipedia Works site launched
Wednesday October 01st 2008, 3:34 pm
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How Wikipedia Works now has its own website, with the online source-viewable version of the text (required under the GFDL).    This version of the book still has a back cover text, as the print version did, so it’s not quite compatible with Wikipedia.

A separate version, licensed without cover texts — with simpler formatting and editable, not required to be a perfect source replica of the print edition — will hopefully be online soon.

The one remaining copy of the book I now have in Cambridge has been in some demand; hopefully I’ll get another batch soon to send out.

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I may be a little bit biased, but Wikibooks would make a great place to host a community-edited GFDL version of this book. I’m just sayin’ is all I’m sayin’ 🙂

Comment by Andrew Whitworth 10.01.08 @ 4:00 pm

No question. There’s some conversion assistance needed…

Comment by metasj 10.01.08 @ 7:54 pm

Andrew: yes pls!

SJ: I’m getting you more copies!

Everyone who wants a real live copy: They are available online from your favorite independent bookstore! or better yet from

Comment by phoebe 10.01.08 @ 9:26 pm

OK, now I feel like a heel for touting their presence on AMZN 🙂

Comment by SJ 10.02.08 @ 7:29 pm

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