From this Guardian story, it would seem that Wikipedia (unsurprisingly) has grown quite a lot since my earlier post about someone who had printed it all out and bound it as a single very fat volume. I’m not sure it’s worth $50,000 just to know how many volumes the complete Wikipedia would make. I’m happy to take their word for it that it’ll be a lot. Nor would I wish to refer to Wikipedia in any way other than the one in which it is designed to be accessed.

The Economist story suggests that the book idea is a sort of victory lap on the part of Wikipedia itself. I usually respond their annual appeal – not sure it’s too appealing to think of my donation going towards this piece of vanity publishing.