Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jimmy Wales; character approved

The USA Network hands out the "Character approved" awards to the people who change the character of American Culture. They get a sculpture by Bruce Gray and a $10.000 honorarium that will be given to the charity of his choice.

This year our own Jimmy Wales has been considered for this award. Jimmy is now officially an approved character. There is a really nice video made where the approved characters tell their story.

I am happy to approve Jimmy's choice. I know Jimmy well enough that he is the first to acknowledge that Wikipedia is us, the community, so I feel that in Jimmy all our characters are approved. Most of us anyway :)
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