On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
But I'm stickin with "how does installing an
always out of date copy of
something already available somewhere else on the web do anyone any good?"
I do not know about the original enquirer, but to answer your question :-
In South Africa, we install wikipedia at schools that do not even have
modem access to the 'net.
It gives them a taste of what Internet is, without most of the cr*p, and
they love it. Yes, I said Internet.
I am very excited by current efforts to provide straight HTML dumps of
wikipedia, as I find the extra requirement of mysql causes downtime.