Planning a trip to Wales anytime soon? If so, put the town of Monmouth on your itinerary and be sure to bring your phone. On May 19, Monmouth officially becomes the world’s first Wikipedia Town and you’ll need your handset with you to understand why. The Next Web explains that Monmouth has spent the last six months wiring up the entire city with free Wi-Fi while also mounting up to 1,000 plaques on notable places, artifacts and fauna in town, each with a scannable QR code that opens up a relevant Wikipedia page in one of several languages.
The town-wide availability of Wi-Fi fits in well with Wikipedia because it makes the content and knowledge freely accessible; people won’t have to supply their own mobile broadband and free QR code reader apps are a dime a dozen for most handsets. Not every interesting object in Monmouth will have a large plaque, simply because some…
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