Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Encyclopedia Britannica
I have fond memories of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I was willing to pay for it from my savings but my father decided to buy it instead. I remember that it was $1750, a huge sum in those days.
It was my science teacher who told me about this set. I was always asking her questions which she can't or have no time to answer.
After 244 years, the company that publishes this glorious tomes have decided to finally call it a day. Henceforth it will focus only on the electronic version. I think they are too late The prize has gone to Wikipedia.
Posted by PengYou at 2:34 PM