November 5, 2012
The decline and fall of the dictionary
[...] another well-known brand in the print-based publishing sphere is unfurling the white flag and giving in to the digital revolution, with Macmillan Dictionaries ceasing print to go online only.
While we were sorting books to go on the shelves in our new house, my wife and I got rid of most of the reference books we owned - dictionaries and encyclopaedias were the first to go. Lovely as they were, they are so utterly inefficient compared to sourcing the same information from the internet.
Nostalgia is not a business model.
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