Aug 24 2005
While I am flattered that the reporter interviewed me and all, I take issue at the following:
1) the jewelry thing, while true, makes me sound totally dorky.
2) I am not an “assistant librarian” — hell, I’m not a librarian at all at the moment. But he could have just called me a librarian.
2a) One of the few females in Frankfurt, indeed — there were a good number of women there, for a computer conference; this makes it sound like there were about three.
3) Much, much worse, it’s not clear that the paragraph that follows is not gospel — it’s tentative results from research done by
So, a fairly serious case of misrepresentation, which I fear I will catch shit from (someone)(the community)(myself) over. Sigh. I should have been more careful and asked to see his notes, I suppose; I was particularly spacy when he caught me, as is, of course, always the case when being interviewed. Besides, being taken notes from apparently turns me into an instant 15 year old valley girl (just add water…).
I’m also embarrassed that he interviewed me and not Cathy or one of the people who is more thoroughly involved with the project than I am. It’s not right; I suppose I should have declined.
Moral: beware, beware, when cornered by a cute reporter in the middle of a long day. They might work for the freakin’ Independent.
eta: for reference, here is the list of press that wikimania recieved: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania:Press#In_the_press
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