Digital signage of the times...
It was announced this week that the 2010 32-volume set of Encyclopedia Britannica will be the last printed edition of the publication. The tome is usually updated every two years, but the announcement confirms the end of a publishing history going back almost two and a half centuries.
Britannica has said that the decision is part of the natural evolution of the company, however, that company will focus solely on the digital edition and educational tools. Nevertheless, fans of the printed word are likely to see the end of the print edition as yet more evidence of barbarians at the gates.
For more on the announcement, see the CNN coverage of the announcement.