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”
Twelve South's $80 BookBook case looks awesome—it reminds me of the collection of Encyclopedia Britannica's from the 1970s my dad still keeps in his of?ce. Although this folio-style case looks stunning, there are some ?aws with the case...Show More Summary
Yesterday we told you about ENCODE, the recently concluded mega-project that created a kind of Encyclopedia Britannica of human gene function. Among the initiative's many findings was that so-called "junk DNA" — outlier DNA sequences...Show More Summary
1. Quashed auction markets in everything. 2. City-based visas? 3. Why Encyclopedia Britannica will never disappear. 4. Dining in Wichita, and the innovation crisis in pharmaceuticals. 5. Via Chris F. Masse, (exaggerated) claims about the Prisoner’s Dilemma.
Here’s “Beginning to Date,” made by Encyclopedia Britannica Films in 1953, one of those “hygiene films” they showed in health classes in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In this one, a guy named George wants to take a girl named Mildred … Continue reading ?
There was a study published in Nature in 2005 famously reporting that Wikipedia articles on scientific topics contained four errors per article on average while in case of the online edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, three errors per article were found. Now here is a new minor study: The study compared a sample of English Wikipedia articles to equivalent articles [...]
After quitting the print game, Encyclopedia Brittanica gets a new digital lease on life.
A "Guinness World Records" movie is in the works, according to The Guardian. No details are yet forthcoming, but how hard can it be to turn a referenc... Read more: Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Guinness World Records Movie,...Show More Summary
Bing has announced an alliance with Encyclopedia Britannica that will see the search engine present snippets of encyclopedic information – a brief overview, coupled with a thumbnail image and other facts – within its organic search results.
Search engines are moving away from being a catalog of weighted websites to a service that goes beyond just that big time. Google for instance launched Knowledge Graph which is displaying information about important people, places or facts right on the search result’s page. And my favorite search engine of them all, DuckDuckgo, displays zero-click [...]
Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica and will start to prominently feature answers from Britannica Online on the search results pages of Bing. As Franco Salvetti, the principal development lead...Show More Summary