Well let's see. Jimmy is 51 now so he would have been about 36 when Wikipedia got started. Maher is 34.EarlStatler wrote:And WMF is using false credentials, and I am sure they know. And in my opinion it's total contempt of woman what they do with Katherine Maher. Take a attractive young woman, give here 250K, put here giggling and flirted on a stage, and let here tell cheap lies.
Why not a bit older, wise woman who knows what she is talking about? Who is that 250K worth?
I'm not so much against her age or her looks/mannerisms but I don't think she brings much to the table. Her resume is really weak, consisting of a bunch of bouncing around from one nonprofit to another. She hardly ever spent more than a year or two anywhere. How are we supposed to expect her to have any long-term vision?
Likewise her education is not very extensive. For this level position I would expect either a really impressive work experience, which she doesn't have, or a doctorate in something relevant.
She doesn't seem like she even recognizes the problem. At least Jimmy was savvy enough to hire Larry Sanger to be the "brains" and lend some credibility to the enterprise.
Right now I see Wikipedia as being completely run by nonprofit money-raising experts with little or no attachment to the vision of the community. The appointment of Maher as leader is proof.