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Wikipedia is offering an interesting feature: compile articles into books, and get it printed by “PediaPress.” Alternatively you can get the book as a downloadable PDF or OpenDocument. Rad! I can imagine some pretty awesome/hilarious collections; what book would you make?

Becky Stern

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  1. eggspanther says:

    with respect to the authors and contributors, I have been printing wikis for a while. A hard copy is much handier sometimes. A5 travels well, A4 allows for notes and doodling.
    On a mac, I’d open the printable version of the wiki and print to PDF. If there is a slew of related articles, I compile them all into one PDF, take that to the print shop, and choose a basic binding, colour-coded to the project or theme.
    My POD library includes: Ancient History; Australiana; Art History; other references, and few TiddlyWikis.

  2. Eddie says:

    Buy real books instead. Only problem is, for two authors, there will be two different opinions. You don’t get the “sole truth” as you do with Wikipedia.

  3. Spike says:

    I’d make a book about poverty and I’d spread it to my friends

  4. gyziger says:

    With enough time and effort someone could compile all the math Wiki’s and make a handy mathematical encyclopedia.

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