The last few weeks have been very busy at my new job, but I’ve got an overflowing inbox of interesting items, so here’s one to start with:
Bertelsmann Lexicon publishes print version of German Wikipedia (thanks to The Guardian for the link.) The idea is to “reach people who do not use Wikipedia online.” This is a fascinating development for Wikipedia and for traditional print reference sources, I think. What if collaborative authoring could combine with traditional print publishing to create more up-to-date, comprehensive print sources? Funny how this sort of looks misguided, and sort of looks genius. I guess that’s what innovation usually looks like.