Book of Wikipedia

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Some Wikipedia fans in Germany are aiming to change the way the online, editable encyclopedia is read. The group known as PediaPress is trying to raise $50,000 to turn the website into a 1,000 volume set of books, each containing around 1,200 pages. Their goal is to exhibit the printed encyclopedia at a Wikimania conference in London this summer and observe how people interact with the books.

So, waste of paper? Or act of archival genius? Check out NPR’s story on the project here.


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →