Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What has become of the old-fashioned Encyclopædia?


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This bound version of Wikipedia contains only the featured articles from Wikipedia. It obviously does not encompass all of Wikipedia. If it did, it would stand as tall as . . .well, a tree.


  1. In relation to this, Wikipedia is oft maligned for the inaccuracy of its content, I wonder how the Encyclopedia Brittanica stacks up against it in terms of %errors?

  2. I'd love to have a leather-bound Wikipedia. Such a tangible paradox.

    @ Stephen Holmes: according to Nature, it averages out to 2.92 mistakes per article for Britannica and 3.86 for Wikipedia.

  3. Anonymous3:08 AM

    Hi Kas,

    I found your article searching the web.

    I would like to know where I can get the BlitsKrieg code that you named at the end of the article. You can send me more info at alexander_quinones_AT_gmx_DOT_de.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Best wishes,



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