Why I support Wikipedia

I just donated to Wikipedia. Here's why.

  • When my schoolbook on Algorithms & Data Structures wasn't enough, Wikipedia articles on dynamic programming provided me with additional material to prepare for the exam — which I passed.

  • Technical articles on Wikipedia are of outstanding quality. Articles on data structures, programming paradigms, and math topics are lucid, detailed, and full of working examples. It's not just the ADT, it's the pseudocode and very often real code to illustrate.

  • Information wants to be free. Knowledge is amplified when shared.

  • It doesn't have ads flying in me face.

  • I like the formatting and the visual style.

  • It's a big part of the Internet culture.

  • I use it ALL THE TIME.

Edited September 2022.