Is it flattering to have people mistake you for Julian Assange? That’s what happened to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who confused UK border controls when they thought the Wikipedia man was notorious international man of mystery Assange.
The story comes from Wales himself, who’s clearly quite flattered about it all. Arriving at UK immigration, Wales attempted to impress security by referring to himself as “the founder of Wikipedia” which, according to Wales, made the security lady literally drop her pencil in surprise.
“WikiLeaks!” she excitedly enquired.
“No, no, no. Different guy. Not wanted in Sweden” – said Jimmy.