Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia, Wikipedia, and the for-profit Wikia web hosting company.
Quotes by Jimmy Wales
I don't worry. It's just not in my nature, really. We've seen how grassroots journalism by blogs has had an impact at various points politically, as ordinary people have amplified stories that were being ignored by the traditional press. The core of Wikipedia is something people really believe in. That is too valuable for the world to screw it up. What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge - the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it. To create and distribute a free encyclopedia of the highest possible quality to every single person on the planet in their own language - That's who I am. That's what I am doing. That's my life goal. We have to come together, worldwide, and 'think.' We have a tool - the internet - to let us do that. Let's use it wisely. While I'm optimistic about the direction the world is headed, generally, I think there is a need for constant vigilance and pressure on repressive governments. If I had some information, the last thing I would ever do with it is send it to Wikileaks. I have always liked the idea of going to print because a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband. I tend to eat things in fours. I'll eat four nuts, four grapes, four chips at a time. I don't know why. It's not really a superstition. I don't think anything bad will happen if I don't, but three potato chips doesn't seem right.