Encyclopedia Britannica is officially dropping its print edition.. why? because they can no longer compete with the likes of Wikipedia.. and why not? because Wikipedia is always evolving and updating.
do you understand how this makes me want to jump off a very tall ledge? what the fuck is information? it’s Wiki-based? it’s user-compiled instead of scientifically constructed? it’s ever-changing instead of penned in ink? why can’t information stay the same for one year?
at what point has this gone too far? I am terrified for what will become of information itself. at some point, it can just be. I don’t need my article to change by the minute, or I can never own any bit of knowledge for fear it’s already outdated by the time I read it.
I am utterly disgusted and entirely lost.