Does the Wiki-Generation takes another victim?

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Offline CliffordK

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Does the Wiki-Generation takes another victim?
« on: 15/03/2012 10:47:31 »
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.

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Re: Does the Wiki-Generation takes another victim?
« Reply #1 on: 16/03/2012 21:55:00 »
From CliffordK:
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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.

What a great idea, Cliff!
I have been wondering what to do with my set (1962 vintage) which are sitting idle and unsalable in the study.
1 4 6 4 1
4 4 9 4 4     
a perfect perfect square square
6 9 6 9 6
4 4 9 4 4
1 4 6 4 1

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Re: Does the Wiki-Generation takes another victim?
« Reply #2 on: 07/07/2012 09:57:20 »
I prefer the Arthur Mee childrens encyclpedia that tells you how to make crystal radios and telphones and all manner of useful things.
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