Remembering the Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica editions are seen at the New York Public Library on March 14, 2012 in New York City. Encyclopedia Britannica announced it will be ceasing its print edition of reference books for the first time in its 244-year history to focus solely on digital versions.

We pause on the way out today to remember Encyclopedia Britannica, the paper version of which was killed off by its publisher yesterday at the age of 244.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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