Encyclopedia Britannica to stop printing books after 244 yearsNew York, N.Y., USATue Mar 13, 6:24 p.m. EST:
CNNMoney reports that, after 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica will cease production of its iconic multi-volume book sets.
Britannica usually prints a new set of the tomes every two years, but 2010's 32-volume set will be its last. Instead, the company will focus solely on its digital encyclopedia and education tools.http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/13/technology/encyclopedia-britannica-books/index.htmImage:
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