How times have changed. Britannica, the makers of the world’s most famous encyclopaedia, have finally pulled the plug on their print copy, and will now focus instead on their iOS app and internet versions of the reference book, the New York Times reports.
Britannica’s app is free to download, even though to use it you will need to pay $1.99 a month, which compared to buying the paper version for $1,395 is a phenomenal deal. It’s also updated more often and contains other forms of media including video.
Their physical copy of the encyclopaedia has been struggling in recent times due to the emergence of Wikipedia and the iPad, both of which allow for an infinite amount of data on the go. Even though it’s sad to see the Britannica presses close, everybody has to move with the times.