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Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

If you vigilantly take into account the accuracy of the sources you use -- and in an infotainment age that monetizes ignorance, that's a big if -- then most of the information in the history of the world is available to anyone, anytime, for free on a device you can carry around in your pocket.

WikiNuggets, Vol.1

Tim Mattingly | Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

I would know a whole lot less if Wikipedia didn't exist. A day rarely passes by without something piquing my interest and then suddenly I'm learning all about the mating rituals of porpoises.

WATCH: Burning Books As Art

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Julian Baggini is a writer and philosopher who has just released a video called Bibliocide, of him burning his old set of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. ...

How Does the Community Get Consensus to Make an Edit on a Wikipedia Page?

Quora | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Hardy, Wikipedian since 2002 The overwhelming majority of edits never get discussed. There ...

Get Those Encyclopaedias While You Can

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

CHICAGO — It turns out all Encyclopaedia Britannica had to do to breathe new life into the sale of its print edition was to kill it. Since Brit...

Lila Shapiro

Last Of A Dying Breed: Former Encyclopedia Britannica Salesman Mourns End Of Print | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

On Wednesday, Myron Taxman, one of the world's last door-to-door Encyclopedia Britannica salesmen, received a flurry of phone calls and emails from hi...

Loss of a Wordly Friend

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Lauren Ashburn

Call me old-fashioned, but I am waxing nostalgic for one of my first loves: Encyclopaedia Britannica. After publishing 244 years worth of page-turning picturesque presentations, its print run is over.

Encyclopaedia Britannica To Cease Print Edition After 244 Years

Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

"The Encyclopaedia Britannica", the world's most famous print encyclopedia, has announced that after 244 years in print, it is no longer going to make...

Bianca Bosker

Wikipedia Co-Founder On Site's Social Media Hold-Out | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology

In an age when airport terminals tweet and even dry cleaners ask to be “liked” on Facebook, social media has a surprise holdout: Wikipedia. The...

Wikipedia Turns 10: What Has the Site Taught Us?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Despite the early fears of many critics, Wikipedia has proven to be a place to find information quickly and easily. What does this mean for us and how we attain knowledge?

New Wikipedia Search Engine Includes A Human Touch

BusinessWeek | Brian Burnsed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jimmy Wales isn't entertaining David-and-Goliath delusions when it comes to battling Google at Internet search. Wales, co-founder of online encycloped...

Google Develops Wikipedia Rival

Wall Street Journal | SCOTT MORRISON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google Inc. is taking aim at popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia with a new service that will let users write authoritative entries on subjects they...