Google Donates Two Million Dollars To Wikipedia, No Strings Attached

With Google announcing a two million dollar donation to Wikipedia, I wonder, “did I predict the future nearly four years ago?”

“I don't know if any two technology companies have been better suited for each other.  There's already been rumours of a strategic partnership
and, like the recent YouTube purchase, I think a formal partnership of
this type would be an ideal situation. Combine the technological
expertise and deep pockets of Google with the open-access  policies and
“third wave of the Net” cultural impact of Wikipedia and many good
things are guaranteed to happen.”


…although I have no idea what I meant with the reference to YouTube?  I
think I was saying that Google should put money into Wikipedia but
obviously, I didn't think Google would be able to buy Wikipedia outright…or did I?

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