Wikipedia faces other issues too, including the risk of restrictive copyright and web legislation. But the biggest issue is that people have to volunteer their time and money, and some guy (we can't remember who ... if only there were a place to look it up) once said that those two things were one and the same.
"People might not realize how much of a [financial] investment a lot of editors make. I have personally invested several thousand dollars in a variety of materials. The camera equipment I have is worth a good $2,000. I don't sell any of the results. I just use the photographs to illustrate articles. The books I've used have also set me back a pretty penny, particularly the older magazines that I've used as references. Factor in travel expenses for taking photographs, a decent internet connection for uploads, and a laptop and software capable of processing everything I need..."
The fact that it's all free for the reader makes it easy to forget that article on steam-driven vibrators (NSFW) cost actual resources.
Wikipedia is humanity's main font of knowledge now, and the vast majority of it is created by a slowly dwindling number of obsessive volunteers. That's an amazing accomplishment, right up until that number dwindles too much and there's suddenly no one to provide us with an exhaustive list of every Mario game in existence. Is that really a world you want to live in?
You can check out some of Chris' Wikipedia photos here. Mark doesn't have a Wikipedia page, but he's on Twitter and has a book.
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