Minh’s Notes

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Minh Nguyễn
April 1st, 2005


Fool me once…

Wikipedia is undergoing a bit of a transition:

On 1 April 2005, Encyclopædia Britannica – The Free Encyclopædia announced its immediate hostile takeover of the Wikimedia Foundation and all of its projects, including Wikipedia (now called Wikipædia), Wikimedia, Wikisource, Wikibooks, and Wikinews.
You know something’s wrong when the Edit This Page tab occasionally says Hack This Page and a big yellow smiley face shows up on every page between the hours of 12 and 1. It’s a great joke that seems to change every time I reload, but it’s driving me nuts: how do I know if that page was supposed to be renamed as part of a joke, or if it was yet more vandalism? Seeing how crazy the Wikipædia is at the moment, you’d think that my site would be next! Nah…