Living Knowledge

Wikipedia actually has a category of "Living People". About 2200 of them. Next to categories of "Possibly Living People", "Disappeared People" and..."Dead People.

An index of people with nothing in common other than (a) they're on wikipedia and (b) if they've died yet, wikipedia hasn't been updated about it.

Though one of the names is the philosopher Anthony Flew, who I thought was dead.

One day someone's going to ask me how many people with wikipedia entries have died of accidental causes in France. And I'll be able to tell them: 23.

Even the CIA World Factbook can't tell me that.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, now that's just ridiculous. Living people on wikipedia? What? Was it too much work for them to get a Facebook or MySpace account or a blog?