The Basic Offline Organized Knowledge (BOOK) Project is a no-funding project and has two aims
Since this is a private – but scientific – project progress may be slow.
I was wondering over decades why books are supposed to be "old" although they provide a means of storage that overcomes a number of the issues of electronically stored data. So I was trying to find a way of describing the technology by an acronym that adds up to BOOK.
I found a similar view on the "book" at
Some people take a pretty religious view of books versus electronically stored information (e-books, …). I do not share any of these views. I do see that real books requires space and have a limited lifetime. I also see that real books have higher costs for the owner. I do understand that it is easier to take hundreds of books with me when I travel when they are stored in some electronic device. I admit that I like real books – and that I have enough space to store many of them.
Bookshops are expected to disappear. So we start a documentation of bookshops worlwide