Jul
09
2009

Year: 2009 Week: 28 Number: 111

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  • [fossevents] – a new site (run by the same people who run IRC network Wikimedia uses, Freenode) just opened up that showcases FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Events around the world, big and small. Be sure to add your upcoming Wikimedia events and look for others that interest you!

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Did you know …

… what a "sock puppet" is?

No??? – Strange, are you sure that you are a Wikimedian? – In any case, you can look it up now. No, not (only) in "the dictionary the anyone can edit", but also in the more traditional "Merriam Webster's 2009 dictionary of English". It says it is "a word to describe a false account used for deceptive purposes".

http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/newwords09.htm
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sock_puppet

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There is a world market for maybe five computers – Thomas Watson, IBM, 1943


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