Wikipedia comes handy to do research when major events like yesterday’s (PST time, not WordPress’s GMT) Benazir Bhutto’s assasination happen. With this recent sad event comes a commonality between India and Pakistan.
Some key facts, thanks to the collaborative, community driven and copyleft license from Wikipedia
|Fact||The Gandhis (India)||The Bhuttos (Pakistan)|
|Indira Gandhi||Rajiv Gandhi||Zulfikar Ali Bhutto||Benazir Bhutto|
|Birth Date||Nov 19th, 1917||Aug 20th, 1944||Jan 5th, 1928||Jun 21st, 1953|
|Died||Oct 31, 1984 66yrs||May 21st, 1991 46yrs||Apr 4th, 1979 51yrs||Dec 27th, 2007 54yrs|
|Cause of Death||Assassinated||Assassinated||Executed||Assassinated|
|Prime Minister#||3rd and 6th||7th||10th||???|
|Age at First PM term||48yrs||40yrs||45yrs||35yrs|
|Higher Education||Imperial College London, part of the University of London, and at Trinity College, University of Cambridge||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Radcliffe College, Harvard University|
It took me a while to assemble this information inspite it’s readily available on Wikipedia.
Now if only all the Web 2.0 startups in the people “data mining” area such as Spock.com could do this automatically? Or may be the Freebase.com from Metaweb.com, the guys that are trying to create a semantic web.