Monday, December 29, 2003

Wikipedia get the Cash

Wikipedia Request for Donations: "As you have all seen the past few days, we have been having technical difficulties. The essential problem is that we do not currently have enough hardware to cope with routine failures of any kind. When any one of our machines goes down, we experience cascading problems due in part to the excess load on the entire system.

The solution to this problem is to purchase now sufficient hardware to give us enough excess capacity so that we can be reliable. I estimate that $20,000 in hardware would get us to a point where we have reserves to handle the failure of any one machine. Additionally, we would be well-poised to continue our track record of astounding growth."

The great thing is that this letter was posted yesterday. As of now, that links shows donations totalling $23,382.17. The Net rocks.

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