Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
Explaining to you why that is is such a large task
that I almost
despair of attempting it. But, short version: that's like saying "I'd
like to put a 900 horse Indy engine in my mini-pickup, because I think
I could haul a bigger trailer that way".
Nonsense. As far as the raw amount of data goes, even the English
Wikipedia can be handled by entry-level server hardware. What kills
Wikipedia is the volume of requests, and there's no reason to believe
that the OP will get even a fraction of Wikipedia's; there's nothing
inherently wrong with his idea.
Mark Jaroski wrote:
That's almost a better comparison with the nearly
million article WP database.
The English Wikipedia alone has close to 1.1 million articles.
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