Universal Tree of Knowledge
Post date: Oct 15, 2012 9:41:49 PM
Wikipedia & the Universe
I think that Wikipedia is the best website on the internet. Becouse of what this post is titled I do feel that Wikipedia is the Universal Tree of Knowledge that is on the web or at least one of the best starting points for research. Its the free & open encyclopedia. How the content that is on Wikipedia is almost all under a very liberal licensees that lets it users remix it and share it with others.
One offshoot of Wikipedia is the Wikireader it debuted in October 2009.I own a Wikireader I bought it online in spring 2011 I have liked it a lot. What the Wikireader can do is give you all the text based content of Wikipedia on a small portable device that runs on 2 AAA battery's and needs no internet or wi-fi!
I paid around $100 back in 2011 now in the fall of 2012 they are selling for $14.95 or so its a great deal at that price. Almost anyone could afford one I have given many away recently as gifts to people who do not have interent and they really like the WikiReader.
these are some far out links!
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