Wikipedia is the 35th most popular site (according to Alexa). Over 120 servers all over the world, over 100million hits a day, god knows how much bandwidth. Most fascinating is that it is run with only 2 full time employees (see 2005/Q4 budget reports). What this says is that if your idea interests enough people you can rely on them for essential contributions that would be required to keep it running.

My g/f ask “But they are not making any money”. I do not think that the people involved have much to worry about. They have created one of the most complicated Internet sites in existence today. They will find a secure future.

This just tells me again, think of ways to change or make a positive impact on the world and do not worry about the hurdles until you’ve sold yourself on the idea.