Mon 10 Jul 2006
A few posts ago, I wrote about things that should go away.
Even if you dislike the social, collaborative networking style of wikipedia, for the price of a set of encyclopedias ($1,395.00), you can purchase the encyclopedia on DVD ($39.95) 35 times over. You do the math. Wait, I already did the math.
And then we have a plethora (I like saying that word. Go ahead and try it. It’s fun), a plethora of free resources on the web. For example:
- Open textbooks (17,162 book modules in over 1000 books) at Wikibooks
- 18,000 free books at Project Gutenberg
- A few books are available from the Open Library
- worldebookfair.com has over 300,000 free ebooks until August 4th, 2006