244 years was a good run

244 years was a good run

Posted on March 14th, 2012 by admin

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Encyclopedia Britannica will no longer be printed, instead the online edition will take its place.

After 244 years as a mainstay of homes and schools around the country, the reality of the internet, Wikipedia, and all the information resources now available on line it just does not make sense to print.

The president acknowledged that they need to change with the time and he said their online version is updated more frequently and contains more multimedia.

That makes sense, I keep wondering why we still see phone books stacked up everywhere, I guess people are still willing to buy advertising in a book that is rarely opened.

See the full story at “The New York Times”:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/after-244-years-encyclopaedia-britannica-stops-the-presses/