→ The Wikipedia “Athena” Revamp

I was asked whether people should think of Athena as a skin, a project, or something else. I responded, “You should think of Athena as a kick in the head” – because that’s exactly what it’s supposed to be: a radical and bold re-examination of some of our sacred cows when it comes to the interface.

Anytime a website mentions “social,” I get nervous. Wikipedia, despite not changing its UI in years, is still an easy to use resource for information1. It will be interesting to see how this revamp develops.


  1. The reliability of that information is a topic for another time