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Is an Anaconda Still an Anaconda? – The Way of the Encyclopedia
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Fierce Dolan
March 2012
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Fierce Dolan
March 2012

Encyclopedia Britannicais going out of print, moving to an entirely digital platform.  Few are likely broken up about the transition, though I confess:   :(

I lived in encyclopedias as a kid, when I wasn't nose-first in National Geographic (when it was just a magazine, not myriad TV channels).  To be specific, my encyclopedia of choice was The World Book Encyclopedia, a 22-volume set purchased by my parents  in the 60s (the 1960s, that is), cos that's how information rolled back then--on foot, door-to-door, from some worldly sage salesman to the bottom shelf of my sister's book case.  World Bookwent digital in the 90s ... More

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