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A sad day....

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Cinnamongirl
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A sad day....

Encyclopedia Britannica ends its print edition after 244 years

the oldest manufacturer of encyclopedias has become one of the first major book publishing casualties of the digital age by cutting out its entire print operation.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, which has been in continuous print since it was first published in Edinburgh in 1768, said today that it will continue with digital versions currently available online.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114646/Encyclopedia-Britannica-...

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Fool for the City
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Re: A sad day....

Kinda sad, isn't it? I remember buying Encyclopedias years ago, for the kids to have for their school research. The printed word will soon disappear. Will there be a real "Book of Eli" scenario in the future?

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This does make me sad. I remember when the Oxford English Dictionary switched to solely to online. :(

Cinnamongirl
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It is not the same online. They just did a poor job of marketing and got stuck in laziness.

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We are too into instant gratification as a society. Why would anyone get up and walk to the bookcase when they can get an answer in .20 seconds?? (sarcasm intended)