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MrC

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End of an era...
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:53:56 pm »

Some people won't recognize this as any sort of passing, but for those of us old enough to recall a pre-computer era, this is the end of one:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-encyclopaedia-britannica-to-end-print-edition-20120313,0,5103190.story

I recall loving laying on the couch learning Aa through Zz.

Time marches on.
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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 06:55:45 pm »

Encyclopedia Britannica!

There aren't many companies that are nearly 250 years old.  I remember my parents buying a set in about 1957 for almost $200 including the bookcase.

I thought about reading them from cover to cover, but didn't get past the first ten pages.  They were useful for junior high reports on the Panama Canal or Polynesia, subjects I myself had very little to say about.  They were the epitome of smart.
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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 07:43:35 pm »

I remember talking to a Encyclopedia Britannica sales man in 1986 in Germany that was selling Encyclopedia's out side of the post exchange, and I told him the end is near.

he did not believe me.

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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 07:44:12 pm »

We had the 1968 edition when I was growing up, they definitely came in handy for schoolwork.
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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 08:28:17 pm »

I remember talking to a Encyclopedia Britannica sales man in 1986 in Germany ...

EnzyklopädieBritannicakartoffelmitzuckerundmilchStraße!

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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 09:12:48 pm »

EnzyklopädieBritannicakartoffelmitzuckerundmilchStraße!



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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 10:44:24 pm »

This seems to refer to some form of wikipedia on a tree...
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Re: End of an era...
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 12:49:40 pm »

EnzyklopädieBritannicakartoffelmitzuckerundmilchStraße!

Ok

See this thread for the weak jibe I was enjoying about German being a run-on language.
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