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Debate Commission Chief: Moderators Shouldn't Serve As 'Encyclopedia Britannica'

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

4 Reasons to Not Give Your Child a Smartphone

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.

The explainable

4 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

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 […]

Bovids Of The World

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…

In Praise of My Smart Phone

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

Beyond Narrative: The Future of the Feature Film

Editor's Note: 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

Collective Memory: RK Laxman, 1921-2015

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

Odilo Allows Libraries to Sell eBooks

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Cheap oil could be a Trojan horse for America

“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

2 years agoHumor : Happy Place

Encyclopedia Britannica is a compendium of reference books containing the most up-to-date information about the U.S.S.R.

A Baby Named Encyclopedia Britannica?

Back in 1814, a New York baby was named Encyclopedia Britannica. Her siblings also had distinctive names... more

Why Do People Trust Wikipedia? Because An Argument Is Better Than A Lecture

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Jim Goulka tried to save Encyclopedia Britannica, sold a company to Steve Jobs (Video)

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

Excuse Me, Could I Interest You In A Thousand-Volume Set Of Encyclopedias?

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Guy Laramée Carves a Majestic Lifelike Mountain Range Out of an Encyclopedia Britannica Set

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

A mountain landscape carved into 24 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

This Intricate Landscape Is Carved Into the Encyclopedia Britannica

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Encyclopedic Landscape: Artist Carves 24-Volume Book Set

In his most voluminous undertaking to date, this book artist bids farewell to the long legacy of printed Encyclopedia Britannica sets with a mountainous...

Capewood's bookcase

3 years agoHumor : TYWKIWDBI

"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

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