Someone is selling the Encyclopedia Britannica
in all its volumes,
which take up a whole card table.
It looks brand new, even though it must be sixty years old. 114 more words
I use Wikipedia all the time, but it has been a long time since I’ve looked something up in an encyclopedia. But the other day I was doing some background research for an upcoming column and happened onto a beautiful and very meaningful article on the topic from the online Encyclopedia Britannica. 272 more words
Following my recent post of the concluding paragraphs of the Encyclopedia Britannica’s articles on architecture in its 11th (1910-11) and 12th (1922) editions, architectural historian Steven Semes, who teaches at Notre Dame’s architecture program in Rome, sent along some detailed notes to explain the encyclopedia’s curious lapse. 612 more words
In the article “Wikipedia: You Still Can’t Trust It,” Lance Ulanoff begins by emphasizing the age of the Internet-born encyclopedia, comparing it to a “prepubescent child.” He then describes an incident in which one of Wikipedia’s writers purposefully posts incorrect information, which ended in the dismissal of the post writer and the heightened mistrust of Wikipedia. 891 more words