Exhibit A: Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki, possibly one of the geekiest Wikis out there.
Exhibit B: Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Captured Koala, a piece which should make old-school readers’ hearts jump for referential joy. It begins:
Mr. and Mrs. Brown had one child. They called him Leroy, and so did his teachers.
Everyone else in Idaville called him Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is a web site giving information on all branches of knowledge. It allows visitors to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change its content. It is therefore possible for large number so f people to create articles and update them quickly as new information becomes available.
Leroy Brown’s head was like Wikipedia. It was filled with facts he had learned there. He was like the entire Wikipedia web site walking around on sneakers. Simon Baron-Cohen had written a paper about him.
If you aren’t overcome by a wave of potent nostalgia and the scent of pink rubber erasers, well, I’m assuming you never participated in a Scholastic Book Fair. You philistine (pfeh!).