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Monday, June 02, 2008

Britannica will not go gentle into that good night. I'm not optimistic about their future — they're modernizing about 5 years too late — but old institutions die hard.

We'll see what happens. I still think Britannica needs to give the public a bigger window into their process and their theories of encyclopedia-building. They are the world's greatest experts at summarizing and encapsulating large bodies of knowledge — sketching Mt. Fuji with one or two penstrokes.

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