Have you ever found yourself thinking: “Man, I really wish I had an encyclopedia”?
No? Neither have I.
And yet, there are people who think printing a 1000-volume encyclopedia is a really great idea.
They’re putting it into practice as we speak.
As far as I know, encyclopedias serve two purposes:
1: For people who want to fill out their bookshelves so as to demonstrate how well-read they are (thereby demonstrating they’re not).
2: For itinerant salesmen to have something to sell.
I mean, isn’t it sad?
You go to view a house for rent, it’s all great and empty and clean – nothing lingers of the previous tenants – except for the entire 24-part encyclopedia they left on a shelf.
Ok, so I’m being snide: of course an encyclopedia is useful.
But I’m pretty sure that only a very small percentage of owners will ever open a volume.
Which begs the question: Why the hell would someone want to print out Wikipedia?
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