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Wikipedia As a Printed Book!

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Mohammad, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Mohammad

    Mohammad Guest

    This is just the 0.01% of Wikipedia

    Full article

    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.
  2. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    what da F? why print it when you can put it on a digital book or whatever they call that stuff!
  3. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    whats the point it would be out of date by the time its printed, wiki is always changing.
  4. tim

    tim Senior Member

    plus half of it is utter crap anyway.
  5. h_freezy

    h_freezy Senior Member

    it's either a joke or just a minimum run of copies for wiki-friendly libraries/museum (not to be opened for reading)
  6. Anon.

    Anon. Senior Member

    Could you even read any of the pages pages towards the centre? Surely the spine would just break!
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    It's a fookin statement you nitwits :blink: :confused:
  8. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    of what exactly
  9. Kevin

    Kevin 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.
  10. tim

    tim Senior Member

    and scientists have also proven that -1% of stastics are right.
  11. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    That's bull****.

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

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    But he's the only one who actually bothers :p
  13. tim

    tim Senior Member


    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.


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