2009/6/9 Andrew Turvey <andrewrtur...@googlemail.com>: > Whilst browsing Signpost back issues, I came across this: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-02-23/In_the_news > > Words of praise from David Mitchell > > In an article published on guardian.co.uk, actor and comedian David Mitchell > praised Wikipedia as being "brilliant." Mitchell defended Wikipedia against > criticisms of inaccuracy, writing "readers should always question the > veracity of what they read and the motives of whoever wrote it, and in the > internet age more than ever.... And if Wikipedia, while being very > informative in most cases, teaches a few lessons about questioning sources, > then that's all to the good." Mitchell also criticized the UK Conservative > Party for manipulating the Titian entry (see related story). > > Has anyone tried recruiting him to Wikimedia UK?
There was talk of putting together an advisory board, it might be worth trying to get a couple of celebs on that. Also worth considering contacting him to speak at a conference, although I'm not sure what he would talk about - do we want stand-up acts? Perhaps for evening entertainment... _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org