|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Library - Unabridged CD|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Andrew Lih has been an administrator at Wikipedia for over four years and a commentator on new media, technology, and journalism issues on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.
Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
What People are Saying About This
"The [listener] cannot help but become a Wikipedia enthusiast, rooting for the volunteers and lamenting the often public setbacks." -Library Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you wonder where things come from, this is an explainer book. It is not especially short and sometimes the audio version may induce sleep. I also went for the print book for comparison; audio has to leave out some things like tables or pictures. The author has been a contributor to Wikipedia for 4 yrs and does try to maintain journalistic neutrality, just as the online information source he is documenting. I found many parts interesting but some areas over-techinated. Overall, I enjoyed the writing and would like to see more about the important area of free access to all human knowledge, maybe sometimes scaled down so as to include those who aren't as well-educated but still want to know about things.