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RIP Encyclopedia Britannica

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    At least the print version:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/13/encyclopedia-britannica-halts-print-publication?CMP=twt_fd
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    I fear for the day when Encyclopedia Brown suffers his fate at the hands of Wikipedia Willie.
     
  4. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Although Bugs Meanie was seen lurking outside of the clubhouse.
     
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    The Britannica got me through school. Way, way ahead of World Book. Think the 1964 edition cost $1,200 or something, including the Atlas. RIP.
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

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    Let's look up "obsolete" ... hmm ...

    Seriously. I think this is sad. Until they figure out how to archive electronic information for future generations in the same manner they can books, I don't like this at all.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    My favorite encylopedia was whatever one you could buy one volume at a time from the Safeway if you spent at least $30 in groceries.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Anybody remember Childcraft?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childcraft
     
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title. :D
     
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Well, when the salesmen have to tell people they're burglars before somebody lets them in, it doesn't help business:

     
  11. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    In my household, we never bought the updates for World Book after the 1972 edition.

    My report in fourth grade about Richard Nixon was really glowing. I can only imagine how confused my teacher was by how I papered over the entire Watergate scandal.
     
  12. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    In college they wouldn't let us use encyclopedias in your bibliographies. I don't think I've looked at one since the 90s.

    TBS, I remember pouring over them as a kid. All that info at your fingertips. What will I do now? ;D
     
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