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Wikipedia's Articles Are Printed and Bound to a Massively Tree-Killing Book

In a strange exercise regarding our ongoing fascination with how much crap is actually one the Internet (answer: a lot), U.K.-based photog/artist Robert Matthews printed out all 2,559 featured articles on Wikipedia and bound them in a massive, footstool-sized tome.

We have a couple of questions: Why didn't he use a double-sided printer? Is that paper stock unnecessarily thick? Why are his shoes from 1978? How inconsequential and tiny do you feel next to the massive expanse of knowledge and expertise, and all of those intangibles that flutter around the World Wide Web at every moment?

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