Peter, the publisher said Wikipedia "captures the zeitgeist" and so is valuable as an historical text. (Carrol, I didn't use "zeitgeist" the publisher did -- I hate that word now! LOL BTW, I've read a few critics whose work I respect who agree with you that 'zeitgeist" is meaningless.
Peter writes:
Which means it (the printed version) is already out of date.
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Subject: OT German Wikipedia to Be Captured on Paper

When someone decides to look something up in Wikipedia, a computer is typically involved. But that may well change.
In Germany, a printed collection of Wikipedia articles is being produced for the first time by a major publisher, Bertelsmann.
The book, "The One-Volume Wikipedia Encyclopedia," which will go on sale in September for 19.95 euros (almost $32), is an odd experiment in reverse publishing.

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