Wikipedia Goes All Douglas Adams With Portable E-Reader

Kit Eaton, Fast Company, Oct 13, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Outstanding. Everything the Kindle isn't, at a quarter of the price. "Meet the WikiReader, developed by Openmoko in official collaboration with Wikipedia and available at retail starting today for $99," a "palm-sized electronic encyclopedia containing the more than three million English language articles of Wikipedia." Finally, "the Wikireader's content isn't static: You can update its built-in memory card by free downloadable code, or by a $29 subscription service that'll send you a fresh card biannually." If it were solar powered, it would be perfect.
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