This doesn’t surprise me, but given the trouble I have to go to weekly to advocate the adoption of electronic publishing, this can be considered important news on the street. The New York Times reports that the Encyclopedia Britannica is about to announce that it will no longer print its 32-volume set of printed encyclopedias. After 244 years this publication is saying goodbye to the printing press.
The Britannica will not cease to exist. At this stage the print edition only brings in a small percentage of the company’s revenue. The tradition of the Britannica continues with its educational and electronic offerings.