In 2001, Wikipedia was launched by Jim Wales, stylized as a wiki-editing based, community-written encyclopedia, inspired in some sense by the idea of Denis Diderot’s 1751-launched multi-volume enlightenment Encyclopedia, written by a community of 100+ progressive authors, in an A to Z format, with cross-references, e.g. the Eucharist article famously cross-referenced via a see also to "cannibalism".
The following are quotes:
- Curran, Andrew. (2019). “Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely” (YT), Talks at Google, Sep 5.
- Wikipedia – Wikipedia.org.