Jason Scott Sadofsky (b. September 13, 1970) is an archivist, historian, documentary filmmaker, and public speaker. He is generally known as either the webmaster of TEXTFILES.COM, the director of the BBS Documentary and text adventure documentary, or as a critic of Wikipedia.
He was born in Hopewell Junction, NY, but has since lived throughout NY state and currently makes his home in Waltham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Mass Communications/Film.
As a public speaker, he has been pigeonholed as a critic of Wikipedia and the "Wikipedia Way", although other subjects do occasionally come to the forefront. Examples of speeches:
- Apple II Pirate Lore Rubi-Con 5, March 29, 2003
- 100 Years of the Computer Art Scene (with RaD Man) Notacon 1, April, 2004
- Saving Digital History: A Quick and Dirty Guide H2K4, July 11, 2004
- The History of the Coleco Adam (mp3) Notacon 2, April, 2005
- ConCon: A History of Hacker Conferences Shmoocon 2, January 13, 2005
- The Great Failure of Wikipedia, Notacon 3, April 8, 2006
- Mythapedia, given at the STM (Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) Innovations Seminar at Hilton London Kensington, London, England. December, 2006