Actually, $50 should be deducted from the cost of a replacement. And if you want to get really picky, that $50 should be depreciated over the expected remaining life of the device.
Wikipedia, in this most testing of Economic times, belt-tightening, and a period when many are worrying about their financial and career future, has reached it's target. So why the talk of ads? It has it's funding and doesn't need further. IMHO it's a great thing that they've raised their target and will be able to provide services for the coming year, and lay foundations further into the future.
Wikipedia, and Wikimedia, are non-profits with a well defined remit. They've achieved target funding, far better than many non-profits do, they can pay for a core staff and bandwidth. Great. Shouldn't this story be about giving them a pat on the back instead of waving a $100million/month!!!! carrot in front of their face?
I certainly wouldn't contribute there if they received that much, because they don't need that much. Wikipedia needs a core staff and a community of interested contributors. I do not want it turned into the equivalent of a paid blog site.
This is why I fucking hate making the mistake of reading the comments on this website. I do it so rarely and every time I do I regret it.
You RTFA and never the comments? You must be unusual here.
Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"