Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
In its first day of existences, because the nearest thing to hand for JimmyWales that was suitable for a logo was an American flag, WikiPedia had the American flag, OldGlory, for a logo. ScottMoonen sensibly suggested: I'd recommend you change the American flag logo. Exremely ethno-centric ''et. al.'' I think a globe logo would be much more fitting, if you want to keep with that metaphor. Or perhaps a book. Then others responded... Or a quill and inkwell. -- SunirShah It's a very temporary thing, the nearest thing Jimbo had to hand. Definitely won't be the WikiPedia logo--not that I agree with you that the U.S. flag is "ethnocentric" (which seems very strange to say to me, given that the U.S. is, after all, the biggest ethnic melting pot in the world). -- LarrySanger A truly ethnically aware person would be anathema to an ethnic melting pot. The more cultures involved, the stronger your organization because there is more information available to bring to the table. Any country that has a policy or culture of assimilating immigrants will have a difficult time adapting to the future, especially given free trade, globalization and the Internet. -- SunirShah I suppose it would be better to be like YugoSlavia, then? Or to treat foreign workers the way some Germans treat their GastArbeiteren? Perhaps you do not understand the concept of an ethnic MeltingPot; have you been to the UnitedStates? Have you met the sons and granddaughters of immigrants here, and how they both preserve their ethnic heritage while freely intermingling with those who have a quite distinct ethnic heritage? For generations, Americans have been saying that one of the things that makes the country great is precisely '''that''' we have mixed together so many different cultures. I think some of us in the United States understand rather better what you're trying to say than you do yourself. -- LarrySanger, who plays IrishFiddle even though he's not Irish