Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops Printing After 244 Years

Posted Mar 13, 2012

Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to stop printing the large books that they are known for. Encyclopaedia Britannica grew in popularity when door-to-door salesman pitched books to the neighborhood. Encyclopaedia Britannica acknowledged that we are now living in a digital age and their competition with Wikipedia. The last print version of the encyclopedia is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds.

?It?s a rite of passage in this new era,? stated Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. ?Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated, it?s much more expansive and it has multimedia.?