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an abbreviated version of the entire wikip
not all brilliant ideas are good for humanity. here is one of
those: reduce every wikipedia paragraph into a sentence.
based on my quickmath, it would be less than 500 meg.
*** it would fit in ram. ***
most of your keyword-based world knowledge (not all!) is the
version. so... what this would be is, your current
understanding of most things PLUS your understanding of
Earth: "Mostly harmless".
Been there, done that, bought the towel ... [8th of 7, Jul 25 2010]
Single sentence =/= short.
[mouseposture, Jul 26 2010]
Tweeting the Gospel
Abraham Sangha, one of the contributors for the blog, The Institute, mentioned in his most recent post that he was once asked how you would tweet the gospel, to which he quickly replied, "You don't." [Jake Belder is] inclined to agree with him. [LoriZ, Aug 18 2010]
||Um, I don't suppose you could boil this idea down a bit? There's a good lad!
||And then, perhaps through the use of acronyms, we can put the whole thing on a 5-1/4 inch floppy disk! I'm sold... bun! [+] Now, where did I put that Comodore 64?
||Definitely not good for humanity. Would encourage <link>.
||"things peopled" and it didn't take long at all, what
were we discussing.. Oh yes! It reminds me also of a
Dilbert cartoon in which Dilbert was required to summarize a 30 page document into one sentence.
He managed it with two pages and a few semicolons.
||if you reduce every paragraph into a single letter it'll be even smaller.