Wikipedia anywhere
April 23, 2005 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Wapedia is Wikipedia for your WAP phone or PDA. Alternatively, why not just download the whole thing and carry it with you?
posted by Mwongozi (13 comments total)
Because their download link is 404? :P
posted by CharlesV42 at 9:15 AM on April 23, 2005

posted by three blind mice at 9:33 AM on April 23, 2005

Well that's a Wikimedia link, and I don't know why it's not working.

But you can make your own.
posted by Mwongozi at 11:14 AM on April 23, 2005

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that the beautiful cultural treasure known as Wikipedia is only available for download on Windows and commercial handheld OSs, and on top of that has to be read with for-pay software? I find something deeply, deeply perverse about that.

It filthies up something I love so much. Bah!
posted by the_savage_mind at 11:15 AM on April 23, 2005

the_savage_mind: you can download Media Wiki (the Wikipedia software) and the complete database and run it on whatever OS you have PHP and MySQL running on. Even a Free-as-in-political OS.
posted by revgeorge at 12:57 PM on April 23, 2005

thanks, revgeorge. I appreciate the info.
posted by the_savage_mind at 1:02 PM on April 23, 2005

Actually, the beautiful cultural treasure known as Wikipedia is available for download (scroll down a bit to wikipedia.en for the English language version) for any platform at all, and can be read by any old Perl script. This time, at least, you can put your alarmism back in your pocket.
posted by majick at 1:02 PM on April 23, 2005

Surely h2g2 would be more appropriate.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:08 PM on April 23, 2005

When can I get it on my iPod? Including the pictures..
posted by Space Coyote at 1:15 PM on April 23, 2005

That ( is a great find. It's exactly what I've been looking for for months now. Thanks.
posted by dreish at 3:28 PM on April 23, 2005

Awesome. This is likely to settle bar arguments that I coudn't be bothered to use for.

By the way, ("autodetect") gave an error on my pathetically old phone. works great though.
posted by Turtle at 4:44 PM on April 23, 2005

Neither of those work on mine, and my phone's only a few months old. Now I'm frustrated; this is something I would use frequently. If only I'd never seen this post...
posted by hypersloth at 3:08 AM on April 24, 2005

Yes! My GPRS bill is about to skyrocket.

If you are asked about something you're clueless about, excuse yourself to the bathroom, whip out the Wiki and return a master.

Oh, and for settling arguments :D
posted by flippant at 12:35 PM on April 24, 2005

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