It’s the dreaded blackout – en.wikipedia.org is down for the next 24 hours. Students will be unable to write essays; journalists will be unable to write stories; the general public can’t use it as a “brain extension”.
The geekily insightful web comic xkcd has done a great job of covering Wikipedia’s influence on modern life:
http://xkcd.com/333/ – Getting Out of Hand
(Used under CC BY-NC 2.5)
Thankfully Google isn’t participating in the blackout, so a quick search for “site:xkcd.com Wikipedia” is not only possible, but fruitful. Here’s a collection of xkcd episodes about Wikipedia: