A Wonderful Essay on Encyclopedias

Well, actually on the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a delightful yard or so of bookspace. I used to have this edition, although I didn't realize that many bibliophiles consider it to be the best blend of fact and great writing ever collected. I just read it out of order on many a long winter's night. Somehow, Google just isn't the same.
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Al Marcy's picture

Ency Brit is not just words and pictures and ideas ... it is a big, comfy lump of knowlege on a high shelf safe from the ravages of time and turbulence. Good paper and ink are a joy, for a looong time :) (The DVD version is not the same, exactly ...)

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