Don't Panic: DIY portable Wikipedia as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Hack
Instructables has posted a great little how-to on creating your own Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
This Instructable will set out how to construct what I believe to be a unique implementation of Wikipedia in an offline, portable device. It involves installing a stripped-down distribution of Linux on a Psion 5mx handheld, and installing a static HTML version of Wikipedia for use with one of two browsers. Most importantly, you do not have to be a Linux wizard to achieve this. I will assume a basic familiarity with computers, but you do not need experience with the intricacies of filing systems, compiling source code and the stuff that traditionally puts people off using Linux.
I'd prefer the Encyclopedia Galactica myself, but hey...
Wikipedia in your pocket, aka Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy v1.0
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