According to the Associated Press (see Chicago Tribune version here) Wikipedia has met its fundraising goal of $6 million, and, six months earlier than expected.
Pardon me but.....yes, I occasionally refer to Wikipedia - mostly for non-essential tidbits. Yes, I think an on-line encyclopedia/dictionary of everything that anyone can offer an opinion about facts or not can be helpful and useful. No, I do not think this is a more valuable service than say...healthcare, heating or food for the poor. There are actually a whole lot of causes and concerns I think are more important that what Wikipedia has to offer the world. And yet, there are enough others who think differently.
Let us agree to disagree while recognizing that if $6 million is accessible for this cause, how much more funds must be available for the causes that affect the day-to-day lives of those who suffer from human and natural causes.