read / end of an era

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the only encyclopaedia I thought there was, will be closing its 244-year-old print business, effective immediately. thereby making its 32-volume 2010 edition the last to be printed.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. president Jorge Cauz has stated his regret, but added: “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now – the web site is continuously updated, it’s much more expansive and it has multimedia.”

it’s been hard out for EB lately, what with Wikipedia taking chunks of its market share away, I for one haven’t opened an encylopaedia since the late 90’s, and with the cool $1,395 price tag for a set, I not hard to see why not.

nostalgia is a dreamy thing though.

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