Back in 1814, a New York baby was named Encyclopedia Britannica. Her siblings also had distinctive names... more
I've never really understood the debate about how trustworthy Wikipedia is compared with once-printed, more "official" encyclopedia volumes, like the old Encyclopedia Britannica. What rarely made sense to me was the constant assertions...Show More Summary
J im Goulka’s life has taken some interesting twists, from trying to save Encyclopedia Britannica from digital extinction to selling a software company to Steve Jobs and leading the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. As head of the Arizona...Show More Summary
It's hard to believe that it was only two years ago that Techdirt reported that Encyclopaedia Britannica had stopped publishing its printed version after a run of 244 years; it seems like a report from another time. The idea of printing 32 volumes that supposedly summarize most of the key ideas of human civilization is plainly absurd. Show More Summary
Using similar techniques applied to previous sculptures, such as The Great Wall and Guan Yin, the artist created an entire mountain range inspired by his travels to South America. The majestic landscape was created by carving, slicing, gluing, stacking and
Book carving artist Guy Laramée bids farewell to the printed version of Encyclopedia Britannica with Adieu, a serene mountain sculpture made from a 24-volume set. Read more...
Remember Guy Laramée, the French artist who sculpts shockingly realistic landscapesout of old books? Well, he's still at it—and his latest is an ode to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the publishers of which announced last year that they would stop printing the 245-year-old volumes. Read more...
In his most voluminous undertaking to date, this book artist bids farewell to the long legacy of printed Encyclopedia Britannica sets with a mountainous...
"I actually built this beast myself about 30 years ago to consolidate my books. Some of the dimensions were specifically for my Encyclopedia Britannica. Since then I've also added Encyclopedia Britannica year books, I have most of them back to my birth year in 1951.It now contains most of my hardback collection and odd-sized books. Show More Summary
This is a visualization of what Wikipedia would look like printed out in Encyclopædia Britannica volumes. 1,908 of them to be exact. Good luck selling those door-to-door, Willy Loman! Dickbag. "Huh?" You bought your mistress new stockings...Show More Summary
There's an Encyclopedia Brown movie in the works! And if that bums you out, just be glad there's not an Encyclopedia Britannica movie in the works. Warner Bros. is currently finalizing negotiations for the film rights to the iconic children's...Show More Summary
This article from the New York Times has a startling statistic: sales of the print edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica have dropped from 120,000 in 1990 to 12,000 today. (The article says 8,000, but a later article says the whole … Continue reading ?
Say the books in your Encyclopedia Britannica are moldy, unread and obsolete. You know you could burn them or throw them away, but somehow, you can’t do either. Why not? Related posts: Goodbye, Britannica After nearly a quarter of aShow More Summary
It’s easy to think of a library as an anachronism. Why read a physical encyclopedia when the Encyclopedia Britannica (for papers that need proper sources) and Wikipedia (for everything else) are just a few keystrokes away? Why make the trip to a library to find a book that can be downloaded to almost any device within seconds? According to
We don’t fk with Keef either, but damn white man… White Chicago Blogger With NBC Calls Chief Keef A “Minstrel Show” For those that aren’t aware, let’s take a minute to define a “minstrel show”. Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as:
A huge #legal #malpractice claim lodged by Encyclopedia Britannica against its former lawyers with Dickstein Shapiro has now turned around and smacked the encyclopedia company right in the face. In a witheringly written decision, U.S. District Judge John Bates on...
By Matt Schilling: In recent weeks, the Internal Revenue Service approved the MLP classification for companies which engage in ethylene steam cracking. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "Ethylene is manufactured via the steam cracking process, which is the widely accepted method by which to extract the substance worldwide. Show More Summary
Have you ever felt like a hopeless dimwit? Is Encyclopedia Britannica just not cutting it for you? Do you want to
Researchers have developed technology aimed at making an optical disc that holds 1 to 2 terabytes of data -- the equivalent of 1,000 to 2,000 copies of Encyclopedia Britannica. The entire print collection of the Library of Congress could fit on five to 10 discs. Show More Summary
Encyclopedia Britannica may have ended its print run, but the MMORPG community is ripe with the desire for physical distribution of in-game knowledge. Never being one to miss a cross-marketing opportunity – no matter how stupid it may be – LucasArts and DK Adult are preparing to unleash a “definitive guide to the epic conflict”