Read An Oral History of Wikipedia, the Web’s Encyclopedia
My younger sister, she was in seventh grade, had written a little report about Pablo Neruda. So, I took her school report and turned it into the Wikipedia article on Pablo Neruda.

Britta Gustafson quoted in An Oral History of Wikipedia, the Web’s Encyclopedia  by Tom Roston

via: John Naughton Wednesday 20 January, 2021 – Memex 1.1

Really interesting article about the rise of Wikipedia.

Read Famous first words: how celebrities made their way on to children's bookshelves
Walliams ... alone accounted for 14.4% of HarperCollins’ £133m revenue last year, and singlehandedly sold a third of the top 50 children’s books of the year: 2.4m copies from 11 books, compared to 4.7m between the rest.

Interesting read on the children’s book market. The point that children do not usually choose their books, parents do, reminds me of the idea most men’s books are Christmas presents.

Most of the books I read are ones my wife has read. This is not at all a bad thing.