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RIP Encyclopedia Britannica (print)

By Harriet Staff

We were saddened to hear this week that Encyclopedia Britannica will cease publication of its print edition, according to this article from the Telegraph:

The publisher is ditching its weighty tomes to concentrate on an internet version, after recognising that knowledge was changing so quickly that the they were becoming obsolete as soon as they were issued.

Its handsomely-presented volumes have been in print since they were first published in Edinburgh in 1768.

They will stop being available when the current stock of 2010 editions runs out, the Chicago-based company said. Executives said the end of the printed, 32-volume set had been foreseen for some time.

Make the jump for much much more on this story—it's kind of an overkill if you ask us!

Originally Published: March 16th, 2012