Printing Wikipedia: How Many Printers Do You Need (Including Edits!)

Ever wondered how many printers you’d need to keep up with Wikipedia’s constant edits? Randall Munroe from xkcd tackles this question in his latest “What If?” video, in collaboration with Henry Reich of MinutePhysics. Printing Wikipedia in its entirety would require around 300 cubic meters of paper. Keeping up with the edits? Another 300 cubic meters every month! With roughly 100 edits per minute, six printers running non-stop could do the job. But the cost of ink? Around $10,000 daily! Check out the full video to dive into the numbers and logistics.