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

at hand.

It’s a strange place to be when a world-renown, free service

asks for mereĀ 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,[3]

it is possible to measure theĀ 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?