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New crowdfunded campaign will turn Wikipedia into a million page encyclopedia

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2014 13:19

New crowdfunded campaign will turn Wikipedia into a million page encyclopedia A new campaign on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo is looking to raise $50,000 so they can turn the online Wikipedia into a million page, 1000 book physical encyclopedia.
The ultimate goal is to "print the complete English Wikipedia in 1,000 books and display them at a public exhibition. Containing the most volumes and edited by the largest number of contributors the printed edition will be a work of record breaking dimensions. Furthermore the exhibit aims to honor the countless volunteers who have created this fascinating trove of knowledge in little more than ten years."

A small group of developers are behind the project, which has not gained traction yet, with only $2050 in funding so far to date.

The group says "We'll fit the complete English Wikipedia in approximately 1,000 books with 1,200 pages each. All volumes will have continuous page numbers, so the last article could as well be on page number 1,193,014."

When put on display, the book shelf will be over 35 feet long, and the company says the books will be printed in greyscale or in full color if they can get funding above the $50,000 goal.

Check out the interesting campaign here, especially if you'd like to donate.



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