Most of us will be able to cope when the Cheezburger Network goes offline tomorrow. But news that Wikipedia is joining protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) is more serious. The “blackout” on all 3,847,673 of its English-language pages tomorrow will disrupt the routines of the site’s 25m daily visitors, making obscure references ungoogleable and frustrating urges for idle browsing. Here are five ways to prepare before the internet’s fount of all (not necessarily reliable) knowledge dries up for 24 hours.
How to survive the Wikipedia blackout
For a long time an inevitable showdown between those who champion the unbridled freedoms...