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Wikipedia Through The Looking Glass


Last update August 2018

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The articles herein are not in any particular order. If you wish to read this material in order to get an overview of how Wikipedia developed from its beginning, start with items focusing on Wikipedia's early history, such as:

  • Jimbo Wales
  • Larry Sanger
  • Bomis
  • various files on early administrators
  • “Emergence”
  • “Origin of the wiki”
  • "Wikipedia's first months”
  • Nupedia

There is a loosely-assembled subject index on the top page of our site at [] which you can use to further categorize articles.

If you have further questions you are welcome to contact us.

E. A. Barbour