00:01:50.887,00:01:54.030 and every other book in the world says you're wrong.
00:01:54.486,00:02:01.810 So I said, well, I think we can fix that, even though I knew nothing about it. This was my introduction to Wikipedia.
00:02:01.810,00:02:04.410 I said, I think we can fix that.
00:02:04.407,00:02:06.750 And I got Richard Rhodes, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb,
00:02:10.851,00:02:20.700 Stan Norris, who had written the biography of Leslie Groves, the General who ran the [Manhattan] Project.
00:02:21.156,00:02:29.260 and a couple of other people, and we all wrote into the Talk Page and told Fastfission,
00:02:29.265,00:02:35.490 we've all got published books. We haven't said anything about this topic, but we read this guy's book, and we think he's right,
00:02:35.494,00:02:37.120 and everybody else is wrong.
00:02:37.116,00:02:41.960 And so Fastfission then yielded, and I wrote the correction.
00:02:42.394,00:02:47.410 Wikipedia is one of the most amazing institutions I've ever encountered.
00:02:50.059,00:02:58.980 It is a testament to the desire of people to know things and to share information.
00:03:00.096,00:03:03.370 Despite the fact that from the beginning of time,
00:03:03.371,00:03:07.670 when people started learning how to do stuff, I'm sure they tried to keep it secret.
00:03:07.670,00:03:11.320 I know that people who write books, especially in the nuclear weapons field,
00:03:11.325,00:03:16.870 largely they are professors, or people working at think tanks; they have a salary.
00:03:16.871,00:03:20.120 They write these books. The books don't make any money.
00:03:23.500,00:03:29.650 But they write the book, they give a seminar, but the Wikipedia article that I wrote on nuclear weapons design
00:03:32.812,00:03:36.390 gets, I think, the last time I looked, it had something like 400 hits a day.
00:03:36.390,00:03:39.860 Nobody's book gets that much publicity.
00:03:39.858,00:03:46.970 And I don't get any money for it, but I produce this information, and
00:03:46.968,00:03:49.240 somehow it's getting out there, and people are looking at it.
00:03:49.235,00:03:55.600 So, that's the satisfaction of being a writer whose work is read.
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