From the San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, August 25.
Wikimedia pegs future on education, not profit
“Analysts have pegged Wikipedia’s value between several hundred million dollars and $7 billion, the latter by Silicon Alley Insider, a technology blog known for its list of the World’s Most Valuable Digital Startups. But its keepers have thus far refused to sell ad space. They are adamant that the encyclopedia’s value is tied up not in potential advertising revenue but in something much loftier – its ability to positively affect the news industry, educational publishing and the nature of open-source knowledge creation and dissemination.”