Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops The Presses After 244 Years

It’s a sad day, Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to stop printing their physical encyclopedia series. Encyclopaedia Britannica grew in popularity when door-to-door salesman pitched books to the neighborhood. Encyclopaedia Britannica acknowledged that we are now living in a digital age and their competition with Wikipedia. The last print version of the encyclopedia is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds.

“It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” stated Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. “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.”

VIA : (NY Times)

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