Wikipedia database download Raw database dumps
Last dump made: 2005-02-09 (21 days ago) Total size 12720MB (564MB for just current revisions)
Contributed Wikipedia content including old revisions - heavily compressed with bzip2 - is headed towards 13GB. Wonder how much that would be without the old revisions.
How long before the Wikipedia content exceeds in bulk the content of a mainstream encyclopedia?
The Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2005 apparently fits on a single DVD (but is this the entire print encyclopedia?).
The Britannica Store # 100,288 articles/54,592,999 words
* 73,570 - From Encyclopædia Britannica * 15,716 - From Britannica Student Encyclopedia * 1,851 - From Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia * 61 Britannica Classics * 9,090 from the Britannica Book of the Year (1993-2003)
# 15,160 Photos and illustrations # 2,514 Maps # 510 Videos # 136 Sound clips