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    News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    Britannica will be going head-to-head with the increasingly popular Wikipedia by allowing the public to make contributions.
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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    That sounds amazing; I'm definitely going to check that out nexy time I'm issued with an essay to write Their methods of maintaining accurate information sounds excellent, this should be a truly useful addition to the internet.

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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    Sounds like a good idea

    I used to have a copy of britannice on cd years ago and the information was always really good. cant wait to see how this pans out

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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    Sounds good, seeing as Wikipedia can be unreliable so many times - hopefully Brittanica will turn out to be a good enough source to backup arguments and be a citable source in Education.

    I still have a Brittanica Encyclopaedia book collection, before CDs were even popular - though I have to say it's a bit of a drag having to look something up in it! (Goto index, find appropriate entry, get appropriate book, page and column).

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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    I would still like a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, they look great on a shelf. The complete Oxford English dictionary too

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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I would still like a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, they look great on a shelf. The complete Oxford English dictionary too
    I have both on CD. They're a lot faster to use and don't take as much shelf space .... but not as impressive to look at. The OED is quite an old version though, and I'm still running it under Win 3.11 because I had trouble getting it to work with XP. Must get an upgrade.

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    Re: News - Britannica takes on Wikipedia by opening its doors to the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I would still like a complete set of the Encyclopedia Britannica, they look great on a shelf.
    I seen a few go on gumtree for not that much, so you could probably pick up a bargain.

    I'm considering offloading them once I graduate, as much as they are nice to have, and somewhat nostalgic to use, they do occupy a lot of space!

    Or might just donate it to a library or something - a bit painful considering how much they cost at the time, but at least it'll see some proper use, be a shame for it just to be shelved in a way...

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