• Happier times . . .

The Encyclopedia Britannica announced earlier this month that it will no longer publish printed editions. Publicly, the encyclopedia shrugged off its decision. “The end of the print set is something we’ve foreseen for some time,” said president Jorge Cauz, and the Britannica news release said “Cauz emphasized that numerous digital versions of the encyclopedia—as well as other Britannica databases for all ages—are widely available, continuously updated and significantly larger than the content in the printed encyclopedia.”

So we needn’t mourn.