Happy New Year, everyone.
While this is somewhat late, OpenDepth.com is open and has a growing
library of public domain works which have been 'Wikified' - Wikipedia
references added - and you can view a current list of what is available
The idea behind this is to create a self-sustaining library available. A
list of resources to the left of the pages indicates what tools are
used, with the exception of the Editor, who has spent a lot of time
reading the books (again and again and again...) and trying to add
appropriate references for two reasons:
(1) So that people don't have to trip over a reference and stop reading.
This is something that has always plagued me, personally, as I then have
to go research something else which can lead someone with ADD - like
myself - down a path which they may never crawl out of. So much data, so
(2) Translations of the works are easier within context.
(3) Registered users can leave comments, and pointers to other
information which is contextual.
(4) In time, I think that this can be a valuable resource that I can
pass along to any future generations of my family.
The advertising on the pages is something which, I hope, will allow for
the continued work on OpenDepth.com. Nobody but myself, personally, has
funded it - with money for hosting and with a great deal of sweat equity.
In time, downloadable PDFs of the book with the references contained
will also be available. I'm also looking into adding the content of the
references as well in that endeavor, but that will take time and energy.
Since I am not presently employed and don't have any contracts, I am
dedicating the time I have between applications and bids to work on this.
While the Wikipedia is referenced, it is important for people to
understand that the Wikipedia itself is not an 'end all' to knowledge -
rather, it should be seen as a beginning of true research.
I'm quite open to comments and constructive criticism.
-- Taran Rampersad Presently in: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago email@example.com Looking for contracts/work! http://www.knowprose.com/node/9786 New!: http://www.OpenDepth.com http://www.knowprose.com http://www.digitaldivide.net/profile/Taran "Criticize by creating." — MichelangeloNearby jue 05 ene 2006 18:57:58 AST
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