The Longest Now


German Primers online: Last Wikiplug for a while
Wednesday March 24th 2004, 3:07 pm
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory

Well, my infatuation is only growing stronger, but I think I’ll go back to posting about communication and general dissemination of ideas and hold off on the wikilinks for a while.  First, however, I want to share one of the recent results of the Wikibooks project:  A colorful, neatly laid-out German primer for English-speakers, with audio files and external references (to websites and texts), broken into three levels of advancement.  In all, this is probably the equivalent of a full year of university German; I suppose that means that in print the text(s) would run you some $60. 


This trio of texts is complete now, though still undergoing quiet improvements; the project to develop this book was begun six months ago.  Of course many of the people who contributed had been gatharing their own private notes and images for years prior to that, but this is how life goes — 99% of all usefully-collated information gets packed up in a box and eventually recycled… as tree pulp, not as information.  A non-rival award of two oofm to those who reuse such order instead.

German Primers online: Last Wikiplug for a while …


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Woo hoo! That seems really nifty! Maybe I’ll take a look at it.

I want to know how someone can print out the audio files. ; )

(Were you posting about that to bait me into commenting since I haven’t typed in your space for a while? It’s not that I’m not reading you. I just haven’t had anything to write in response.)

Comment by j 03.24.04 @ 6:52 pm



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