A rather busy day today, where it seems everything was all go, all day. David’s been on tenterhooks, waiting to hear about the job interview he had on Monday and with a phone interview with a different company scheduled for the afternoon. Distraction came in the form of a breaking news story concerning Wikipedia; for some time it had been planned to make some changes to how the biographies of living people were edited on Wikipedia, involving flagged revisions where edits to the pages would be reviewed by senior editors before being submitted. The policy was implimented on the German Wikipedia without much fuss or difficulty or, it has to be said, much in the way of media attention – however, it being August and therefore Silly Season, the proposed 2-month trial of flagged revision editing was deemed newsworthy after Noam Cohen wrote about it in the New York Times.
The BBC jumped onto the bandwagon too, and shortly after his phone interview David found himself giving an interview of a different sort – for Radio 5’s Drivetime Live program. This in turn led to his being whisked off by taxi at 9:30pm to a television studio where he appeared on Newsnight. (UK readers who missed it live can watch it again on the BBC iPlayer.)
In the meanwhile I had a chat with my mother about my Nana’s funeral; it will take place next week on Thursday at St.Leonard’s Church. Apparently about 50 people are expected, as my Nana was a well-respected and loved member of the congregation.