Encyclopedia Britannica Ends Print Edition

It would be impossible to count how many school papers were written, family squabbles resolved, curiosity satiated, and book shelves decorated with the help of the print Encyclopedia Britannica.  But in the digital age, if using a print encyclopedia isn’t already a distant memory or a quaint piece of nostalgia, it soon will be.

Encyclopedia Britannica. Inc. announced today that it will become a completely digital product (its primary format for the last 20 years). According to a press release“to mark the retirement of the print set, the entire contents of the Britannica.com website will be available free for one week beginning today.”