Mar 14

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses (New York Times, Mar 13, 2012):

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.

Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered reference books that were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed as proud fixtures in American homes will be discontinued, company executives said.

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