Forget all the scandals, podfathers and all the congressional aides. Here is a positive story about Wikipedia, which tells you that the online “user generated” encyclopedia is already mainstream. A friend of mine, Shripriya was visiting her family in (south of) India recently, and was talking to a college buddy about wikis. (Hey she is from the brainy part of the country!) She proceeded to tell her friend something like this…“Of course the most famous and compreshensive wiki is…” At that point, here grandmother (hi Mrs. Iyengar) who is sitting next to her says “Wikipedia”!!! She even knew how it worked and told Shripriya that she had been reading about it. Not sure if she was reading it, but still awareness is a good starting point. But still….