Remember back in the old days when we had hard copies of encyclopedias? Physical copies like that eventually go out of date and can never be updated, which is probably why Wikipedia has become as popular as it has. The information in Wikipedia is crowd sourced and can be updated as soon as something new comes to light, so readers are always up to date.
The accuracy is debatable though, which is why universities and colleges do not allow Wikipedia to be used as a reference, so why Pedia Press wants to print a 1,000 volume print version of Wikipedia is anyone’s guess. I guess it will last even if we lost the internet, so at least that is a plus. The publisher has launched an Indiegogo campaign and they are hoping to raise $50,000 in funding to get it printed.
They want to publish 1,000 books in grey scale, but they might change to color if the funding goal is exceeded. New additions will have to be printed as new info comes in though. It is an interesting idea, but I’m not sure we need it. What do you guys think?
Source indiegogo : Ubergizmo