Death by Wikipedia

out of print books, pixelization, ebooks, digital resources, New Media, Encyclopaedia Britannica, WikipediaIn addition to the many newspapers, books and publications that have gone the way of the pixel, another heavyweight (both literally and figuratively) joins the club.

The presses have stopped after 244 years on the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The 2010 edition is its last.

Don’t be sad – there’s mulitmedia
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.’s president Jorge Cauz said this about the cessation of the print volumes: “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.

The World Book remains the only printed, general-interest encyclopedia in the US. Tick-tock.

Read the complete NYTimes article here.

Image: Ángel Franco/The New York Times

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