March 14th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Video: RidicuList: Britannica ends print copies

After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica will end its print editions and publish exclusively online.

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  1. Mary

    Please don't talk about getting rid of printed matter altogether. I know you're only joking, but it's getting scary enough out there. That would be the end of libraries, and people actually reading printed books for pleasure. I can't fathom that because I am an avid reader and was brought up that way being a teacher's daughter. I worked at the local library for 6 yrs. and it's noticeably quiet as people come in just to use computers and rent DVD's. My supervisor, the library director, has talked about this as well. She has been able to foresee what has been happening with the introduction of Kindle and others similar.
    Just a post from a concerned "old-fashioned" reader...

    March 15, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  2. nita roberts

    As a teacher this makes me very sad. I like using actual books–touch–feel–smell. 🙁

    March 15, 2012 at 12:14 am |