How much information is contained on the Wikipedia website?
This is something that is almost unmeasurable considering the content of that site just like many others is constantly growing in size. But this is kind of an example of just how much we rely on the World Wide Web for harvesting the beloved information we so desperately need!
Known as Encyclopedia Gigantica
A Connecticut-based British designer Rob Matthews took this idea and made it a reality. His test just to see how much we actually rely on the internet for information. He took 437 articles from the popular site Wikipedia and published a book that was 19 inches thick.
That sounds like a lot of information huh? Well guess what, those 437 articles he used represented only 0.002 percent of the content available on the Wikipedia website. Keep in mind the site is still growing on a daily basis.
Using current statistics, if all the current articles on their website were made into a book, it would be over 225 million pages in length. Ready for this? That would make this book 13.5 miles thick and would require a bookshelf the length of Manhattan Island, New York to hold it
For those of you that remember the little desk reference sets in hard bound books called encyclopedias. Just imagine all the information we were missing out on as kids by that being all that was available to us!