"The predominance of singular authority has diminished. Wikipedia has replaced Encyclopedia Britannica. With rising healthcare costs, many only consult a doctor after they’ve tried to diagnose and treat themselves via WebMD. And when we have a question, all we need to do is ask the Facebook hive mind. For better or worse, technology has given […]
Australian artist Murray Fredericks’ new Vanity series is set at Lake Eyre. At its fullest, the lake contains the same amount of salt as the sea. From Encyclopedia Britannica: Evidence from the western side of Lake Eyre strongly suggests that the present saline depression resulted from a downfaulting in Earth’s surface about 30,000 years ago, […]
At 75,000 pages and 2.4 million words, the U.S. tax code is twice the size of Encyclopedia Britannica and nearly 200 times longer than it was a century ago. According to the latest report from our National Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS...Show More Summary
Encyclopedia Britannica made this 10 minute video about how a country slides into despotism.
The executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates apparently doesn't think the moderators should do their jobs and fact-check the candidates. We all know exactly who this benefits, don't we? CNN: Debate commission chief:...Show More Summary
I'm absolutely pro-technology, and I was one of the lucky ones who grew up in the romantic era of receiving hand-written letters by snail mail and using Britannica Encyclopedia for my English papers.
Signature has an interview with Denis Boyles about his new book on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Everything Explained That Is Explainable. The title of Boyles’s book was one of the marketing slogans used to sell the encyclopedia when it went on sale in 1910 and 1911. In the interview, Boyles talks about how the work […]
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, there are 143 species of bovids. The Animal Diversity Web is a bit less precise, indicating that there are “more than 140 extant and 300 extinct species.” That second number is highly questionable because today there exist sister species that are so similar I doubt they could be told apart…
Dear little smart phone, my little, 2- x 4-inch, constant companion. How can such a small thing sitting in my pocket replace an eighteen-volume encyclopedia Britannica as well as a shelf with phone directories, dictionaries, a thesaurus, and grammar, foreign-language, and medical reference books? You truly are a wonder and never cease to amaze me. Show More Summary
Editor's Note: RogerEbert.com is proud to reprint Roger Ebert's 1978 entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica publication "The Great Ideas Today," part of "The Great Books of the Western World." Reprinted with permission from The Great...Show More Summary
Commentary and reaction around the Internet to the passing of the cartoonist RK Laxman. Institutional Encyclopedia Britannica Wikipedia Entry Miscellaneous Posted In Memory Twitter Work By Laxman
Library eBook distribution services firm Odilo has unveiled OdiloPlace a digital content marketplace. OdiloPlace launches with more than 60,000 title from publishers including: Diversion Books, Encyclopedia Britannica, HarperCollins Publishers,Macmillan, Open Road Media, Simon & Schuster, among others. Show More Summary
“Subversion introduced from the outside.” That’s part of Encyclopedia Britannica’s definition for a Trojan horse, the hollow structure that allowed Greek soldiers to penetrate the city of Troy and win
Encyclopedia Britannica is a compendium of reference books containing the most up-to-date information about the U.S.S.R.
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...