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Teens vs. The Encyclopedia July 15, 2015 – Posted in: books, Books and Technology, Video

Q:  Are there any benefits to a physical encyclopedia compared to the internet or wikipedia? A: I’m pretty sure there is but no. Fine Brothers Entertainment produces  a video series called REACT where they present participants with a topic and then discuss. The latest episode features a group of teens reacting to an encyclopedia. OMG, it’s both hysterical and terrifying at the same time.   

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A Good Burn: Bibliocide by Julian Baggini March 8, 2013

Julain Baggini begins his piece at aeon by asking the right question No civilised person is supposed to make bonfires of books. ‘Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings,’ wrote the German poet Heinrich Heine in the century before Nazism. Burning books is a sacrilegious act, and the taboo against it particularly binds writers. So what was I doing in a Somerset field lighting a match under the 32…

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The Encyclopedia Britannica in the Hands of Simryn Gill May 20, 2012

A couple of months ago it was announced that after 200+ years the Encyclopedia Britannica would cease publishing a printed edition. The granddaddy of all encyclopedia’s had finally succumbed; becoming the latest casualty of the digital revolution. So what to do with all those sets of bound knowledge that are strewn across the planet? How about turning them into a flotilla of paper boats! In her 2008 installation Paper Boats Australian artist Simryn Gill offered…

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