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    The Demise of the Encyclopaedia Britanica

    The Demise of the Encyclopaedia Britanica

    With iPads and iPhones flying out of the shops this Christmas, one can only wonder if  people will be reading books at all in a century from now.   Catherine Cleary gets nostalgic about the Encyclopaedia Brittanica which is among an ever increasing number of items that have been assigned to the past. Encyclopaedia Britanica - File Under N for Nostagia by Catherine Cleary It’s too early to say if the Internet will kill books. But the verdict is already in for one particular type of book. Those doorstop tomes that were once pride of place in living rooms are going to landfill or collectors ...

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