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The first drafts of Wikipedia

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 16, 2014

John Overholt, a curator of early modern books and manuscripts at Harvard’s Houghton Library, has started a new blog called First Drafts of History that features the first versions of Wikipedia articles. Here’s the first draft of the iPhone entry, dated more than a year and a half before it was introduced.

iPhone

I’m sure there were many giggles about this kind of thing in the Britannica offices back then. Wikipedia has come a long way.

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