Mainstream media in edit war over Jimmy Wales's waistlineThe world's most respected business newspaper and an elite fashion industry magazine disagree on this most basic of facts: Is Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales pudgy or not? James Gleick, writing in the Wall Street Journal, says that Wales is "a trim 42-year-old who favors black shirts and a slightly Mephistophelian beard." W Magazine described him as "a nondescript man with thinning brown hair and a slight paunch." Which is it? His Wikipedia entry is absolutely no use on the subject.

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