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March 17, 2012

RIP Encyclopedia Britannica (print)

Filed under: Project Management — Jag @ 4:09 pm

This CNN article carries comments attributed to author A. J. Jacobs, testifying to the superiority of Britannica (print) to Wikipedia for some very specific uses:

One man told Jacobs that he used the books not just for knowledge, but as weights for rehabbing a hurt wrist.

“You can’t do that with Wikipedia,” Jacobs says.

Renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton, he adds, “took a set on his famed voyage. He ended up burning it for kindling.”


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