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Venerated Encyclopedia Goes Out of Print

Leafing aimlessly through the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s thousands of delicate pages will become a thing of the past. The company has decided to cease publishing its bound version after 244 years, scores of editions and more than 7 million sets sold.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 READ MORE


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FCC Cashes In on Spectrum Auction

After two months and 261 rounds of bidding, the FCC announced Tuesday that it has raised a total of $19.6 billion from the sale of the U.S. wireless spectrum. The revenue, slated to fund “public safety and digital television transition initiatives,” is nearly double what Congress had previously estimated for the publicly owned spectrum.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Longing for the Privacy of Carbon Paper

Hewlett-Packard used a digital snooping method known as “pretexting”—aka lying—to finger its directors who were leaking to the press. It just goes to show: When it comes to safeguarding the populace against such attacks, we’re still in the Wild, Wild West.

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


81 years of cartoons on a hard drive
thenewyorkerstore.com

Storied Magazine Makes Historic Sales Pitch

The New Yorker is selling its complete archive, “every article, poem, short story, and cartoon (and every advertisement) that has appeared in the magazine since 1925,” on an external hard drive for $300.  It’s a novel move for a media company, many of which have been wary of releasing digital versions of content to the public, for fear of piracy.

Posted on Aug 27, 2006 READ MORE


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Debt Clock Running Out of Space

When the U.S. national debt crests the $10-trillion mark within the next two years, the famous Manhattan signboard will no longer be able to display the entire amount.
But don’t worry: Congress, which recently raised our debt limit, won’t suffer from any such limitations.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


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