[icon-discuss] Re: suggestion: Wikipedia on the Icon

Just my 2 cents to the original poster of this idea, my thought would be that 
it is not really all that productive to persue this concept because even in the 
event that a collection like this is a manageable size right now (may or may 
not be) it will grow exponentially and quickly.  It's a lot like that idea 
where they had that idea at the beginning of the internet that you could order 
the entire internet on a disk.  I have heard second hand that something like 
that was promoted and atempted for a time when the internet was in its early 
stages of being the public network that it is today.  External drives are 
becoming available in larger and larger capacities all the time, but then you 
lose some degree of portability if you were to use such a solution to hold the 
data.  That may or may not be an issue for you.  I don't think it is an icon 
limitation issue as much as it is just a concept that will collapse under its 
own weight.
 
Jim
> From: marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: 
> [icon-discuss] Re: suggestion: Wikipedia on the Icon> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 
> 10:26:24 -0600> > This site claims that they have it all compressed into 2 or 
> 4 GB depending> on the image sizes. This handheld version hasn't been updated 
> for awhile> though.> > Marc> > Marc Mulcahy> LevelStar LLC.> 1500 Cherry St. 
> Suite D> Louisville, CO 80027> (303) 926-4334 ext. 701> marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----> > From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > 
> [mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pratik Patel> > Sent: 
> Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:12 AM> > To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > 
> Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: suggestion: Wikipedia on the Icon> > > > Keep in 
> mind that the Wikipedia collection is huge and takes > > up tarrabytes of 
> data. You're not likely to even touch the > > surface of whatr might be 
> available with the little old 30 GB.> > > > Pratik> > > > > > > > 
> -----Original Message-----> > From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > 
> [mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Megan Kelly> > Sent: 
> Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:56 AM> > To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > 
> Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: suggestion: Wikipedia on the Icon> > > > 
> Sometimes, one doesn't have an internet connection available. > > I think it 
> would be wonderful to have wikipedia, or any > > encyclopedia for that matter 
> at> > > > hand all the time.> > > > Thanks,> > > > Megan> > > > > > ----- 
> Original Message -----> > From: "Kevin Jones" <kevin@xxxxxxxxxxx>> > To: 
> <icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> > Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 2:55 AM> > 
> Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: suggestion: Wikipedia on the Icon> > > > > > > 
> you could just bookmark the wikipedia site and then you'd > > basically have 
> > > > it.> > >> > >> > > Megan Kelly wrote:> > >> Hi everyone,> > >> I came 
> across an adaptation for running/storing Wikipedia on a > > >> hand-held 
> device. http://infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/index.html> > >> I think it would be 
> wonderful if something like this were > > to be available> > > > >> for the 
> Icon. It would make an excellent educational > > addition to an > > >> 
> already amazing tool.> > >> Thanks,> > >> Megan> > >>> > > > > > > > > 

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