The other Menstrual cup wikipedia “book”
So here is the other “book” (again, using that term lightly) I bought to check on ….. (see the first one here) – which I bought because a few of us were concerned that with the claim the information came from “free sources online” that our content may have been used without permission… but it’s exactly the same as the first – a complete and utter waste of money, and a total scam. Again it’s just printed and bound wikipedia pages – no editing, nothing. Which is apparently what Hephaestus Books does. At least they had the decency to charge less than the other “book” for it though.
Again they make the claim:
“Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Feminine hygiene.”
Which is apparently bullshit speak for “we’ve printed some vaguely relevant wikipedia pages to scam people into parting with their money – haha suckers!”
So, like with the other book (see my review of that here), I used that as a reason for a refund, as it was not as described. The “book” does not say it is only using wikipedia, so it’s misleading consumers into thinking there is more to this “book” than there is – and consumers have the right to demand a refund.
So there you go.
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