It is true that the physical disks have been considered in recent years as obsolete to exchange or store information, but projects like CDPedia have much to do with the support. In short, the web is something that we have already assumed as it is with us on an ongoing basis. But what happens with those who do not have Internet access or have it limited?
For them it is that has born this project called CDPedia, which tries to store the entire contents of Wikipedia on CD or DVD, but not restricted to only those supports, and we can keep everything in one folder, or even have it saved on a large capacity USB key.
The CDPedia capture database is December 2012, although statistics story topics or biographies, which are the most consulted, have not undergone major changes over the months. So CDPedia has full effect in the vast majority of cases.
CDPedia has been developed in the Python language and is an initiative that comes from Argentina. Instructions to download the content are on the Organization’s Web site, downloads have them specially designed to keep them on CD, DVD or a compressed file, reaching the 11GB of all Wikipedia, with all photos included.
CDPedia recommended continuing using the online version if what is needed is updated content, plus it mentions that it is completely free software and can be copied for distribution to any friend or relative.