Encyclopaedia Britannica stops print edition after 244 years, going completely digital

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It’s a sad day for Encyclopedia Britannica – THE reference tool of kids, teens and college students before the internet – has announced that its weighty 32-volume 2010 edition will be the last of its kind, with the company focusing its efforts on the digital divide. In a blog post titled Change: It’s Okay. Really., the company said that (the) “encyclopedia will live on—in bigger, more numerous, and more vibrant digital forms.” The company has been publishing the books for 244 years, but the convenience of the internet (and Google) has largely made the thick, bulky reference books nearly obsolete. Thanks for the knowledge, Britannica.

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica