March 14, 2012

RIP, Printed Encyclopedia Britannica, Age 244

Tom McCarthy, Guardian


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Its legacy winds back through centuries and across continents, past the birth of America to the waning days of the Enlightenment. It is a record of humanity's achievements in war and peace, art and science, exploration and discovery. It has been taken to represent the sum of all human knowledge.

And now it's going out of print.

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