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    Article: Encyclopedia Britannica Calls Off Its Print Edition And Goes Digit

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    Good for them, I'm glad to see they have adapted and will continue.

    Hey local news papers (hint, hint).

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    To be honest, I am surprised that they are still around at all. I would have thought that with how easily everything is available on-line that most people would not want to pay for this. I am glad that they are able to make it work though.

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    I bought it years and years ago, and received the annual update issue, when they first came out electronically (I think before Wiki's) on several CD's I bought that too. They have had an online presence for some time and is a good place to go to for actual facts rather than a Wiki that can be updated and possibly altered for political purposes. It was definitely the best encyclopedia out there, and something most people wished to have if they could afford it. Reading the article made me look back to the days when you needed to find out some facts and had to go through several volumes cross referencing writing things down with a fountain pen (that's one you put ink in ) and then supplementing it with information you found from your local library, taking a few days to complete comprehensive research, which can now be done in a matter of minutes on your cell phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dushdavj View Post
    I bought it years and years ago, and received the annual update issue, when they first came out electronically (I think before Wiki's) on several CD's I bought that too. They have had an online presence for some time and is a good place to go to for actual facts rather than a Wiki that can be updated and possibly altered for political purposes. It was definitely the best encyclopedia out there, and something most people wished to have if they could afford it. Reading the article made me look back to the days when you needed to find out some facts and had to go through several volumes cross referencing writing things down with a fountain pen (that's one you put ink in ) and then supplementing it with information you found from your local library, taking a few days to complete comprehensive research, which can now be done in a matter of minutes on your cell phone.
    lol yup.

    In my house, growing up there were two uses for these books.

    Homework and for research when it came to writing papers on our typewriter. The other was used for punishment. When my brother and I got into fist fights, our father would have us stand at attention holding one of these out... Hurt like hell, but we always learned our lesson until the next fight anyway.
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    The other was used for punishment. When my brother and I got into fist fights, our father would have us stand at attention holding one of these out.
    I now have a use for my old set.
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    ^^^^ yeah. I remember that. Damn heavy buggers... in content and weight. I swear my arms must have stretched. And this was at school and at home... I was a good kid.

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    I bequeathed ours to our son, who will be getting married soon, he used them for research when he was growing up, never used them as punishment, but I wish I had thought of it!!
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    Yeah did that too Dave. My daughter thanked me (she's kind) my two sons looked at me and pointed to their PC's. Oh, well... I have about 7 bookcases full of reference books. Which I hope they'll take to their homes, soon, so I can install a gigantic screen on the wall left empty...But I still love paging through them. Not all. Some bad memories...my arms ache.
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