Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Times They Have a-Changéd

Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops Printing after 244 Years: After an impressive 244-year run (since 1768!), the oldest continuously published encyclopedia in the English language, Encyclopaedia Britannica, is going out of print. The company will be shifting its focus to their online resources and educational curriculum for schools.

1 comment:

lastromantic49 said...

A bit sad, I suppose, but I think that particular handwriting has been on the wall since the first Encarta version came out. When I saw that I wondered how long people would continue to buy a half ton set of books that went obsolete the next day!
Sayonara Enc Brit!