Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jimmy Wales

Went to the Jimmy Wales presentation last night in Spartanburg. The presentation was a joint effort of the Friends of the Spartanburg Library and Converse College. We joined a party from The South Carolina State Library and car pooled to Converse.

Mr. Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the popular open source encyclopedia. His overall theme was "Free Knowledge for Free Minds". What a great theme for ANY library. He expounded on his vision of the future and also highlighted some of his new projects.

Thanks to the State Library for letting us ride up. Had a great time!

No comments: