Britannica's Demise

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:48 AM

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.

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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 | 1:39 PM- Location: "All Creation is but a tool for His glory."

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 Timothy Butler - Mar 16, 2012 | 3:00 PM- Location: Blah.

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