And the change-over took a month. Well, there were those centuries in there of course, but from the point the Encyclopaedia Britannica realized its printed days were over, it took a month to make it available on-line. That's a lot of knowledge right there.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica stopped printing after more than 200 years earlier this year.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica reinvents itself for iPhone and iPad
Encyclopaedia Britannica has launched an iPhone and iPad app just one month after it stopped publishing its print edition.
By James Titcomb
The app, which is available in the iTunes app store, is the latest move in a shift to digital publishing from Britannica, which ceased production in book form after more than 200 years following declining sales.
Full access to the encylopaedia will cost £1.99 a month, just over half the cost of an online subscription. Falling sales of the print edition were attributed to the increasing availability of free information on the internet, although the publisher also recognised that the content of its books was quickly becoming obsolete.