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Closing the book: RIP for the OED

Posted by ESC on August 30, 2010 at 12:02

In Reply to: Closing the book: RIP for the OED posted by James Briggs on August 30, 2010 at 09:44:

: : : Under the above headline today's Sunday Times contained an article which read:
: : : "A TEAM of 80 has been working on it for the past 21 years, but now the lexicographers compiling the
: : : third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary are being told that it will never appear in print.
: : : The dictionary's owner, Oxford University Press (OUP), has said that the impact of the internet means
: : : the latest update to the definitive record of the English language will never be published as a book......."

: : Wow.

: There will be an Internet publication, as there is now, but no paper, printed, one.

I can think of a lot of limitations to just an online publication. But I guess it cuts down on dusting your books/bookshelves.