Steven O’grady, has blogged in perfect timing for me a post about a Medical Academic using WikiPedia to publish their information and hopefully prevent pandemics… (academics – pandemics… is there a relationship here?)

Citing the impact that Wikipedia had post-Tsunami, Dr. Lucas Gonzalez of the Canary Islands in Spain is attempting to use the publically authored and edited site to help prevent, slow and survive an outbreak. I find this fascinating not simply because it’s an illustration of the growing public awareness of the power of things like Wikipedia, but because of how different a world we live in.