R.I.P. Encyclopaedia Britannica

By Deane Barker on March 13, 2012

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses: This was a long time coming, but I predicted it the first time I fired up Microsoft Encarta 96.

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. […]

In a nod to the realities of the digital age — and, in particular, the competition from the hugely popular Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools, company executives said.