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So farewell the Britannica


interzone55

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After 244 years of deforestation Encyclopaedia Britannica has ended it's print run to move to a pure digital edition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17362698

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john bunyan

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morddwyd I used to love to read my grandfather's Arthur Mee's children's encyclopedia from 1905 , in about 1940 - 1941. The pictures of how they thought aeroplanes would look in 1955 are still in my mind - huge propeller driven "paper" planes with passengers strolling on open decks!I still learnt a lot of (now outdated) science.

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Condom

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My uncle had one of the old sets with the annual volume and I used to spend hours going through the section which covered those who had died the previous year.

Although it moved to the USA many years ago it was of course another product of Scotland and in the 70's I was fortunate enough to get a copy of the original 3 volumes which Britannica had printed for some anniversary occasion. These will always remain in my bookcase despite most of the content being rather dated now.

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finerty

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Phew So heavy to carry. Thank goodness for the cd

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