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News OpenMoko launches WikiReader

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Sounds like someone thought "Oh those old people with no access to the web! How will they read Wikipedia? I know, an offline version!", completely missing the point that many older people don't want or need to read wikipedia, they're probably happy with the big encyclopedia they've had on the book shelf since the 70s.
     
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    pub quizes in mineshafts? Can't see this catching on, no.
     
  4. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    I feel happy for knowing who Toyo Ito is without having to google him.
     
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    "When you've probably already got a device in your pocket which is more than capable of reading the live version of Wikipedia, would you really want to carry an outdated version around as well?"

    That right there says it all. Almost everyone has some sort of access to the interwebs and those that don't most likely can't afford something like this let alone have the ability to access the updating service. This is a novelty gadget at best.
     
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    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    I would love to have that app on my iPod touch
     
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    Nice idea, but seriously, when would you use it if you have a newer phone?

    I use my G1 mostly for Wikimobile (excellent wikipedia app), Elsevier 2.0 and MedSearch. Rarely use the browser to access info.
     
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