Monday, August 30, 2010

Oxford English Dictionary to be Online Only

This is a red letter day in the migration from print to electrons.
The Oxford University Press has announced that its famous Oxford English Dictionary will henceforth not be printed but will be online only.

This comes as a slight shock to me, but it makes sense. I used to always have a printed dictionary ready by my side as I wrote. But now, if I am uncertain about a word, I immediately google it. It is just easier that way. If this semi-technophobe, who has so far shunned the Kindle and loves actual books, does that, then the rest of the English world is surely further down that electronic path.

Hat tip to Anglican Samizdat.

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