If everyone reading this gave 3$,
we could keep Wikipedia thriving for years to come.
We show other charities love–
so why don’t we show Wikipedia some?
It’s a strange place to be when people would rather spend
3$ on coffee than have
all knowledge in human existence and possibly even beyond
It’s a strange place to be when a world-renown, free service
asks for mere pocket change
to keep up its servers and in exchange
we turn away.
A huge banner ad:
Please, just help us,
Please, you know us,
Please, just show us what you’d like instead,
isn’t a coffee a fair trade for pages like:
camp beds, bedhead, bedspreads, bobsleds, purebreds, white bread, screw thread, and homestead?
From articles on particles,
articles on carnivals,
articles on cardinals,
articles on remarkables,
and “frequently viewed mathematical articles”.
What more could you want in a place
that can put into words the vastness of space
in words so terse:
While the spatial size of the entire Universe is still unknown,
it is possible to measure the observable universe.
What’s 3$ to you when you can learn
about beech ferns, third-degree burns, and milk churns.
What’s a thousand-volume series
of thousand-page books
to you, mere reader, if all you have to do is look
to Wikiepedia.org for all your queries?