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...

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