Simon Pulsifer – a Geek and Proud of It

The world of Wikipedia includes 1.9 million people with registered user accounts, who together have made more than 69 million edits since July 2002 (it launched mid-January 2001). They are Wikipedians, and Simon Pulsifer, profiled in this article in Macleans is the prototype.

“It is a subculture of probably some of the world’s most nerdy people,” he surmises. “Over-educated and underemployed students or recent graduates who don’t have families and real jobs to take up much of their time, so they spend it writing encyclopedia articles.”