Yesterday, as I looked up something on wikipedia, I saw the famous / notorious donation banner. I reckon it was the unfamiliar face of programmer Brandon Harris that made me actually see it.
As I have donated (€ 20 before you ask) last week, I thought it would be nice if it would be gone. So I turned to Twitter and mentioned @jimmy_wales and asked. He told me to just click the x-sign and that it would be gone.
@janseurinck Or you can just click the little ‘x’. 🙂
I thought it very cool that he answered my question. I really do. But I decided to push my luck. He misunderstood me after all.
So I told him that I saw a business opportunity there. That it would be an incentive to donate (with hindsight I should have added that he shouldn’t take it personally). He was slower to answer this time too. He eventually did.
@janseurinck Ah, sure, I suppose, but that’s not really our style.
Maybe I’m reading too much into it but I actually spoke with someone that changed history for the better. Letters from Steve? I got tweets from Jimmy Wales.