Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wikipedia as a Printed Book - Seriously!

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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:

wikipedia book
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.

wikipedia printed

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.

Related: Guide to Useful Wikipedia Tools

1 comment:

  1. The spine on that would break in a flash - and I can guess why it isn't on a table!
    Maybe bigger pages and smaller text would help?