Tuesday, March 13, 2012

End of an era? Encyclopedia Britannica stops printing

CNN reports on the very last print version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The nearly legendary tome that has represented the best of collected knowledge for generations is going fully digital. 

So is this really the end of an era, or is it just a new format? Brittanica says that their print era ended years ago and the print sales were less than 1% of revenues.  Will you still read reference books online,  or has the internet truly made these types of texts outdated?  Let us know in the comments.

Slightly off topic: My absolutely favorite part of the article is where Britannica president Jorge Cauz says,"We're going to have a cake in the shape of a print set to celebrate, Is that morbid?"  I think I'd have to vote 'yes' on that one.

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