Posts Tagged 'wales'

Jilted lover airs dirty laundry, Wikipedia founder plays defense

Virtually anyone can edit an entry on Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia. But its founder is finding it’s not so easy to cover his tracks after a messy breakup with a TV personality and a dustup over his expenses began playing out on the web.

It’s not the first time that Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s de facto leader, has found his behaviour questioned – especially since no subject appears too arcane for dissection by Wikipedia’s passionate community of users. The latest episodes, however, reverberated beyond the usual diehards.

First, a former lover – political pundit Rachel Marsden – published steamy and embarrassing online chats with Wales, and dumped his clothes on EBay.

Marsden is already well-known in Canada but more for her personal life than her politics. (link)


iPods and road safety

Who says iPods haven’t changed the way the world works? Even governments are aware of the dangers of iPods. Even crossing the road can get you killed.

“… in Sydney, Australia and the New South Wales Police Force have released a road safety print campaign to raise awareness of the fact that teenagers are dying from crossing the road while listening to their iPods.” (link)

What happened to look both ways before you cross? Isn’t that a universally taught lesson? Next up: iPods with air bags.  I can see the slogan now: “Protect your dumbass with the latest iPod, new and improved, available with side impact air bags.”

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