After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica goes all digital

britannica thumb 550xauto 86160 500x250 After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica goes all digital

"In spite of our long history with print, I would like to point out that no single medium, neither books nor bits, is at the core of our mission. That mission is to be a reliable, up-to-date, and scholarly source of knowledge and learning for the general public, and I believe that 200 years from now, this mission will continue to be vital and relevant and that the people of the future who are committed to it will use the best available technology to fulfill it."

I remember back in my youth that my parents bought a volume at a time so that we would be well educated. Then the internet came along and provided an education of another kind… I’m not going to shed a single tear for the fact that there will no longer be a Britannica book set to read from, but as the guy said, the information is still out there, ready to be used.

via DVICE.

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