27 June 2007
Fame and other vapors
If Andy Warhol were still around, he'd probably say something to the effect that in the future, everyone will have a Wikipedia entry for fifteen minutes.
And then, of course, it will be deleted.
I've been deleted from Wikipedia for not being famous enough.
It's not a devastating blow or anything, but why does Wikipedia care how famous you are? Are they worried the volumes won't fit in people's basements?
Jane is certainly more notable than I, but who isn't? (Let's not always see the same hands.)
There are about half a dozen people in Wikipedia with some version of my name, which surprises me not in the least. I suppose, were I to take this personally, I could add myself to the disambiguation page and hope that no one ever gets around to deleting me I've written stuff for Wikipedia before and know the drill but what would be the point? I'm about as famous as I'm ever going to get, which is not very; in fact, I suspect I've probably stretched Warhol's standard, if not his patience, to the limit already.Posted at 10:50 AM to Almost Yogurt