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.?