Wikipedia is both a blessing and a curse for many of us, it’s a great resource of knowledge that you can call upon for that brief moment you need a fact, an answer for a quiz, or to gain insight into something you’re researching. The only issue is that it isn’t exactly the most accurate source of knowledge, but given its overall size it’s still pretty amazing.
Despite the inaccuracy of Wikipedia, one publisher wants to print the whole thing into books, a task that would fill 1000 books per volume! Not exactly the sort of collection that will fit on the average book case, that’s for sure.
Pedia Press have gone to crown funding website Indiegogo with their campaign, hoping to raise $50,000 in funding to get the website printed in book form. At the moment they plan to print in grey scale, but have said that they may switch to colour if the funding goals are exceeded and that new additions would have to be printed in the future to add additional information as the site updates (which happens constantly).
This is a really cool idea, but almost pointless at the same time. I’m not sure what it would archive other than being a fun project and a massive hog on some universities book cases.
Thank you Indiegogo for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of Indiegogo.