Britannica's Demise

By Tim Butler | Posted at 0:48

The New York Times reports:

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.

The end of an era. A 244 year era.


Re: Britannica's Demise

At the baccalaureate level, it was always a good place to find obscure-yet-pertinent details I could insert into my exam essays to good effect.

Posted by Ed Hurst - Mar 14, 2012 | 13:39

Re: Britannica's Demise

I hope it survives electronically. I would hate to think Wikipedia could be the only significant encyclopedia someday soon.

Posted by Tim Butler - Mar 16, 2012 | 15:00

Re: Britannica's Demise

I am also a frequent user of the Wikipedia Web site,… Husband and Wife

Posted by Jennifer phan - Oct 5, 2017 | 14:54

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