wikipedia hard copy 11.03.2005, 1:18 AM
posted by ben vershbow
"A Better Wikipedia will require a print version.... A print version would, for better or worse, establish Wikipedia as a cosmology of information and as a work presenting a state of knowledge."
Bill Seitz on November 3, 2005 12:21 PM:
They've been talking publicly about this idea for a long time.
So "prescient" is a pomposity.
K.G. Schneider on November 3, 2005 7:11 PM:
I suppose they could add blank pages in the back of the book for handwriting updates...
Gary Frost on November 3, 2005 7:15 PM:
What is less pompous is that the WikiPedia will be a best seller. Remember that term? It refers to the run-away sales of a print edition. Print is a secret revenue format for on-line manuscript. Remember Joy of Cooking or of Sex? Who would have considered such mundane topics to be transformed into culture icons via book format? The WikiPedia window into popular culture and the compulsions of screen based reading and response is ready to be conveyed to print.