Wikipedia in print

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.

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