It appears as if another mainstay has fallen victim to the Wiki Generation.
Encyclopedia Brittanica has now stopped publishing printed encyclopedias, after 244 years of publication.http://ibnlive.in.com/news/last-entry-for-encyclopaedia-britannica-book-form/239351-11.html
I must admit that occasionally I do grab a dictionary, but I can't remember the last time I cracked open an encyclopedia. They do make good weights for projects such as flattening things though ;)
There was a question a while ago about what would be left if there was a calamity that would knock out our computer web... what would be left? Perhaps I should fork out the $1395 for the encyclopedia to put into a bomb shelter... if I ever get around to building one.