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#1 hollywood

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

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#2 Orik

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

“We have very different value propositions,” Mr. Cauz said. “Britannica is going to be smaller. We cannot deal with every single cartoon character, we cannot deal with every love life of every celebrity. But we need to have an alternative where facts really matter. Britannica won’t be able to be as large, but it will always be factually correct.”




Ultimately, says Mr. Cauz, we will have no entries at all, but all of our entries will be correct.

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#3 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

You can see why people resort to Wikipedia instead:

Government refers to the legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a state at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized.[1][2] Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state. A form of government, or form of state governance, refers to the set of political institutions by which a government of a state is organized. Synonyms include "regime type" and "system of government".


http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Government

government, the political system by which a country or community is administered and regulated.


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240105/government

#4 Wilfrid

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Just that last sentence, "Synonynms include..." - just utter trash.

#5 Orik

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

Government refers to the system of government, which is a synonym of government. Posted Image

Classy.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

"the britannica" was an aspirational item for us when we were kids. we never did "make it" enough to afford a set. we had a used set of the world book from my cousin and a 1940 edition of the book of knowledge from my father's sister. i only recently learned that alaska and hawaii joined the union.

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#7 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

I hope they make the website less annoying to use. (Yeah, right. <_< )

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#8 memesuze

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

While recently cleaning out my mother's house, I came across our copy of The Encyclopedia Britannia Junior. Blue bindings. About two shelf feet.
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