Gigapedia is officially gone.
I have been frequenting the website one too many times to get hold of some valuable textbooks that are hardly available in Malaysia. I even wrote a post on my Gigapedia experience in this blog some times ago.
Today when I decided to make another visit for another retrieval (a book once published in 1978!) I was shocked to learn that the virtual library was 'put to sleep' by some ugly old hags..!
@#$%&*@#$) oh! crap!
More of the information on the closure of the website can be read here.
So that's the end of the free flow of knowledge all around the world. I once asked in my post, how on earth did this website manage to survive when many authors and publishers are labeling its act as piracy. I guess I've got the answer now. Pretty much too soon for me...
Goodbye Giga. To be more precise, goodbye to all the invisible but serious 'staff' of Library.nu. Will be missing you a lot, now that I do not know where to turn to for a fast solution to my textbooks problem.
* sigh! *