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.

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