Know it all - Know It All Imagine a child on a pogo stick...

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Know It All Imagine a child on a pogo stick hurdling from flagstone to flagstone. The child daringly decides to enter the forbidden street. Knowing that he may experience the wrath of a speeding vehicle, the child considers himself a daredevil and continues anyhow. With every risk comes an ultimate consequence. All of a sudden a red kickball rushes toward the innocently bouncing pogo stick. The two collide in an explosion of fury. After the child collects himself, the first question that surges through his nimble mind isn’t where the red kickball came from, but which of Newton’s Laws of Motion caused the pogo stick to tumble with such authority. John Wales has made this child’s pursuit of knowledge incredibly easy. In 2001, he established Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. With the introduction of Wikipedia, the use of a hard copy encyclopedia is an episode of the past. You are now just one click away from achieving all of the information you have ever dreamed of. Information that could only be found on the pages of Wikipedia. The information on Wikipedia broadly ranges from the Boston Massacre to the origin of soup. With a million articles, one can’t help to wonder what isn’t being discussed on
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Davidson during the Spring '07 term at Wisc La Crosse.

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Know it all - Know It All Imagine a child on a pogo stick...

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