After 2.5 centuries, Encyclopedia Britannica has stopped printing encyclopedias. Seems time, as the dead tree books now represent less than 1% of Britannica's sales. From CNN:
"Everyone will want to call this the end of an era, and I understand that," (Britannica president Jorge) Cauz says. "But there's no sad moment for us. I think outsiders are more nostalgic about the books than I am."
"The print set is an icon. But it's an icon that doesn't do justice to how much we've changed over the years," Cauz says...
The online version of the encyclopedia, which was first published in 1994, represents only 15% of Britannica's revenue. The other 85% is sales of education products: online learning tools, curriculum products and more.
"Encyclopedia Britannica to stop printing books"
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