I think that, in the distant future [warning: prophecy] Jimmy Wales will often be remembered along with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and a handful of other philanthropic nerds who transformed the world in the early new century. He’ll be recognized as the most noble and self-sacrificing of this set. He will never become as rich as his peers, even from his for profit “Wikia” venture. He can be favorably compared with Rupert Murdoch, in the world of media production, for his libertarian vision of the neutrality and freedom of information. The philosophy of the Wikipedia community—a minimalist approach to truth represented through the search for a neutral point of view, insistence on verifiability of sources, and the impossibly high standard of “no original research”—may be remembered as the ultimate flower of popular pragmatism.