Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wikipedia to release Print version.

World renowned online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has surprised its fans by announcing that they will soon be releasing a print version of their immensely popular and respected resource. “We fell that a print version would help Wikipedia reach a far wider audience, so that we can see a sharp increase in profits, as well as in the number of school and college projects worldwide that are direct rip-offs from one of our entries.”, said a spokesman for the Wikipedia foundation.

Predictably, a large number of people have questioned the move, saying that it is against the very idea of Wikipedia – which is a community-built resource that is constantly evolving and correcting itself to include the latest items of global importance – such as Sam Anderson, Extreme Ironing and the beard-care regimen of ZZtop.

There have been some problems with the edition, however. Since the print version is simply a reproduction of most of Wikipedia's pages as they were when the printing plates were made, inaccuracies and errors have crept it. For instance, the entry for 'Nintendo' simply reads “NINTENDO SUCKS. - BY DA PS3 FANBOYZ!!”, the entry for 'Britney Spears' begins with “I am a really nice girl and a very good dancer and I love cakes . . .” and reads entirely in first person, and the entry for G.S.Pradeep makes him seem far more famous and important than he really is.

However, the move has had some unexpected repercussions – several people have actually decided to give the book a pass, and are waiting for the inevitable movie release. “Wikipedia – The Movie” is expected to hit theatres worldwide in 2010, and will feature a sincere-looking Edward Norton reading out many of its most popular pages aloud for the benefit of the audience. P.C.Ramakrishna is looking forward to its release.


The Mudd said...

Print version .. lol
It's like
" rendu unlimited meals parcel"

Anonymous said...

Hey! Lay off G.S. Pradeep. He's the only guy who knows all of wikipedia like the back of his hand.

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