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Posted on July 1st, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

WikireaderA universal encyclopedia in your pocket. When was the first time I heard of that? Yes, I'm pretty sure the first time I read of this concept was in the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. I won't be the first and last person to make the connection.

I've been fascinated with the concept of having universal knowledge in your pocket for a long time now. Data plans with mobile carriers, always carrying a USB thumb drive with lots of data that I'm particularly interested in at that moment, audio books, you name it. I've tried all possible ways to keep myself informed on various topics, on the go. I still haven't found the ultimate device, or approach, to meet all my needs. A nifty little gadget called WikiReader is taking a giant leap in the right direction to change all that. For 99$ you can have all the knowledge for servers and uptime in your pocket! I kid you, you can actually have a lot more than that. To be precise, about another 3 million other topics.

What is the WikiReader? In one sentence, it is Wikipedia in your pocket. If there is one online resource I would like to have downloaded and stored within a device, that would be Wikipedia. To be honest, the first time I hear of the WikiReader I did what most would do, complain what it doesn't have and what could also be implemented in it. After giving it some extra thought, trying to appreciate the device for what it is, I really had a change of heart.

If you travel a lot and internet connectivity isn't always available, there is no device like the WikiReader. In a way, the WikiReader can change your entire traveling experience by feeding you insights on topics not all of us are familiar with. This is just one scenario. You might also be into writing journals or any other sort of articles. With no proper way to do your research, and thus make a valid point, what better source to back you up than the WikiReader.

I hope this device lives up to its potential and becomes a trustworthy companion for the sharp-witted! With that said, I wonder what the WikiReader has stored on Server Monitoring and Website Uptime?

Victoria Pal

Doesn't like queuing (particularly at Wimbledon). Likes travelling, tennis and reading. Loves working as a Project Manager at WebSitePulse.

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