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Wikipedia CD BitTorrent

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Neat, grab this torrent and give the CDs away as gifts or put on flash drives –

“A “Wikipedia CD” has been made available for download on BitTorrent.com. The CD comprises of over 2500 hand-picked educational articles aimed at helping schools enhance their curriculum and children learn.

WikipediaThe CD has been compiled by volunteers for “the world’s largest orphan charity”, SOS Children. The articles, all of which are from the English language portal, are on common educational topics such as Geography, Science, Dinosaurs, Plants and Animals, to name a few. Articles on all countries and their capital cities have also been included.” [via] – Link.

Related:

  • Download Wikipedia CD 1.0 – Link.
  • BitTorrent.com – Link.
  • Encyclopodia (open source project that puts all of Wikipedia on iPods) – Link.

10 thoughts on “Wikipedia CD BitTorrent

  1. Hardly, what good is information if it can’t be shared? Obviously a wiki is at its best when it can be accessed (and modified) via the internet. But isn’t it better to have access to a static webpage than no access at all?

  2. What a great idea – I’ve seen plenty of schools with computer access without internet (trust thing maybe?). Hopefully they provide updates a few times a year to keep up with changes :)

  3. I’ve got the PocketPC (TomeRaider) version of this and LOVE it. Static or not, Wikipedia is a great resource!

    It sounds over dramatic, but having an always-on-hand encyclopedia will change your life!

  4. Now what would really be nice for the intermittently connected, is a version that could run off a thumb drive or installed on your computer, and synchronize (getting new data and submitting your contributions) when a live internet connection was detected.

    I run into this same function in reverse when it comes to using web applications like web based email, word processors, document storage, etc. They’re all practically useless when you’re off line. Not to mention their privacy and security issues.

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