“For some years now I’ve been preaching the need to have a single-access system for collecting the information - organizing it - and I finally gave it a name in 2003; it was ‘The Encyclopedia of Life’. It would be an electronic encyclopedia with one page - infinitely extensible - for each of the species, into which everything we know about that species would be collected.”
What an incredible vision! This site apparently launched in 2008, and on looking around it seems bottomless! Blogs, photos, podcasts, tutorials… and of course all the information!
When I heard about this, my first thought was that you could fit all the information about an obscure bacterium on one page, but what would you do with the page for Homo Sapiens?? Well… I like how they handled it!