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Wednesday, 14 March 2012 10:47

Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print

Written by Nick Farrell



Out evolved by a fake penis expert


After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print apparently out evolved by Wikipedia's crack team of fake penis experts.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of travelling salesmen and were seen as a sign of intellectual knowledge within the middle class home. From now on Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.

However with the Internet becoming the source of information, and it being updated daily, it is difficult for the  Encyclopaedia Britannica to compete. That is not to say that an online Britannica cannot compete with Wikipedia. For a start it is accurate, written by prestigious sources, has carefully edited entries and does not have an editorial team with a chip on its shoulders about who it thinks are important.

Our favourite editor who seemed to want to kill off ever entry related to us had an area of expertise listed as “fake penis expert.”

Nick Farrell

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