January 4, 2009

Jimmy Wales emailed me.

I think.

14 comments:

Simon said...

Would a grown man write this sentence: "Sue Gardner and I have an excellent working relationship, like, really really excellent"? like, really really excellent?! That's the argot of teenage girls and surfer bums, not intelligent adults.

Palladian said...

"That's the argot of teenage girls and surfer bums, not intelligent adults."

Yeah, if only he'd dropped in a few dozen Latin words and phrases. Nothing says adult like Latin words and phrases.

Meade said...

Careful, Althouse, it could be Rachel Marsden posing as Jimmy Wales. It may have not been enough for her to sell his stuff on ebay after he dumped her on Wikipedia. Ooo baby, baby it's a wild 2.0 world. Hard to get by just upon email, gir...rrr...rrrl.

Lem said...

It looks like the NYT got some company.

Ann Althouse said...

Unfair, Lem. I've never assumed it was him. I felt I had to publish the text in case it was him. I was in a bind.

Lem said...

You are absolutely right.

Ron said...

'publish -- but verify'. Smarter than Oprah, you is!

blake said...

Ooh. He was mixed up with Rachel Marsden?

He has my pity.

Ray said...

Ann,
It shouldn't be very difficult to verify the authenticity of the email. Did you try replying to it? Did you try writing to his main contact email address on wikipedia?

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, I replied to it, and what I got back was: "Don't quote me." After I quoted him. The hell!

Ann Althouse said...

Over at Wikipedia, it says:

How to contact Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Important information:

Wikipedia has no central editorial board; no editor-in-chief.

You cannot contact Jimmy Wales via any of these links.

Palladian said...

You can leave a message on his Wikipedia User Talk page.

Palladian said...

Or you can email him:

"Other inquiries (related to me or my position) can be sent by e-mail to jwales -at- wikia -dot- com."

Ann Althouse said...

I'm seeing a slightly different email address, but I'm not going to print it.