How Big Is Too Big?

At Mr. Lih’s numbers-heavy talk, one woman stood up and said she answered mail to Wikipedia and was struck that people “have an emotional connection to Wikipedia – we need to sustain it and reproduce it.”

“Why don’t women feel comfortable to contribute?” she asked.

Could it be, she asked in Spanish-accented English, “less women is connected to the fact we are very cold and not as emotionally connected?”

Everyone agreed she had a good point and moved on to the next question.

Gelesen in: The New York Times, Noam Cohen über die gerade beendete Wikimania.


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