New meets old: Wikipedia may go to print

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At TEDGlobal this summer, Jimmy Wales outlined his vision for Wikipedia, his online storehouse of knowledge, collaboratively written by unpaid volunteers worldwide. His goal: to provide everyone in the world access to a free encyclopedia. But not just through the web. Eventually, he told us, he’d like to create a print version, as well. He went public with that plan today, confirming that a book project is underway, and may be finished as early as mid-2006, for distribution throughout the developing world.