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Wikipedia As a Printed Book!



This is just the 0.01% of Wikipedia

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The English edition of Wikipedia Encyclopedia contains around 3 million articles as of now and if someone were to print the entire Wikipedia encyclopedia into a book, the size of that book would roughly be equivalent to 952 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Not sure if anyone is willing to go that far but a student in UK has actually converted 0.01% of the Wikipedia encyclopedia into a printed book. See some pictures below:

Also see: How to Print Wikipedia Articles

This Wikipedia book has some 5,000 pages and it’s a compilation of 400+ featured articles all picked from Wikipedia. And, as you can easily make out from the photographs, the book is huge – it’s about 1ft 7in. high or just as tall as a 30" widescreen monitor.

The more interesting part is that, Rob Matthews, who came up with this idea of printing Wikipedia, also has plans to sell this book according to Telegraph.


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h_freezy said:
what da F? why print it when you can put it on a digital book or whatever they call that stuff!
Levi said:
whats the point it would be out of date by the time its printed, wiki is always changing.
h_freezy said:
it's either a joke or just a minimum run of copies for wiki-friendly libraries/museum (not to be opened for reading)
It's a fookin statement you nitwits :blink: :confused:


Senior Member
That wikipedia has a lot more content than the british encyclopedia? :p
And scientific tests have proven that the relevance of the wikipedia content pretty much equals that of the encyclopedia.


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Onartis said:
That's bull****.

And you're not worthy the title of Onartis-basher because you fail... repeatedly :down:

how many times have you said to me "can you shut up" or "god tim, srsly?"

that shows you how much i win!

oh, wait. oh.