Friday, March 16, 2012

And Now For More Boston Globe Bashing - VII

Since Shank's a part-time columnist, we need some blog filler, right?
O, brave new world that has so few paper products in it! The earth’s best-known encyclopedia (or encylopaedia, if you want to be all proper about it) announced today that it is producing no more print editions. Like so many newspapers and publishing houses, Encyclopaedia Britannica is going completely digital—after 244 years of providing some of the finest page-flipping man has ever seen. While the trees may breathe easy and people who write “r” instead of “are” may not understand why this is news, a certain crowd will shed a nostalgic tear for the Boston Globe on Dead Tree this 32-volume set, once the lifeblood of door-to-door salesmen and false comfort that there was a finite, digestible amount of facts worth knowing.
That above sentence fragment needed emphasis, lest the point gets lost on certain folk...

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