Talk:GLAM/Newsletter/April 2013/Contents/From the team

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Further reading[edit]

A few articles related to the documentary you saw (btw, do you have a link?): the platform is Galaxy Zoo, perhaps most famous for the discovery of Hanny's Voorwerp, named after a teacher. We don't have an article yet on the housewife you mentioned, but here is an interview with her. The schoolboy is Jack Andraka. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 22:58, 8 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks to both of you for these links! Jane023 (talk) 05:58, 9 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had no time to see the documentary again, and I just did, some things:
  • The documentary was on the Dutch tv (VPRO) on 1 April 2013: and was named plenty (overvloed in Dutch) with a link here
  • Remarkable phrases are (translated):
    • "on the moment we have the Wikipedia effect, that everyone can contribute to that what is available for everyone, will become available as well for the fysical world" (cheap solar cells, 3D printer, more...)
    • "Technology makes resources available for us. Scarcity becomes plenty. This you see with energy, or the access to knowledge and information. Before was the access to knowledge and information scarce."
  • The "housewife" was in fact a teacher and her name was Hanny who discovered Hanny's Voorwerp.
  • The schoolboy was 15 years old, won the Science & Engeneering fair 2012, a prize for young scientists, has as name Jack Andraka, and he invented a cancer test to detect cancers much quicker and cheaper. He used only knowledge from the internet with Google and Wikipedia. He ended with saying: "If I can do this myself, imagine what you can do..."
Romaine (talk) 04:32, 11 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]