October 28, 2009
Encyclopedia Britannica Has Blogs!?
Yes, indeedy, Encyclopedia Britannica blogs are just the thing for the faux intellectual who is above all that weblog claptrap, but still wants to read something short and interesting on the web. Other than clear writing, proper grammar and correct spelling, the writing styles on the blogs have no connection with what you would read in the large, bound tomes that we usually associate with the words "Encyclopedia Britannica." It will disappoint many to see that the blog entries are not in alphabetical order.
Sample blogs: The Survival of Books, featuring a 1940 photo of a London library with the books all neatly shelved even after German bombs collapsed the roof.
Body Art, Wallpaper, & More. Sorry, no genuine nudity there.
Careers (Guide To) which links to videos on the subject of careers, such as Abbott and Costello's Who's On First skit, Lucy's Vitameatavegamin skit and the wine vat skit, Barney Fife and the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, Monty Python's Bicycle Repairman skit, and several others that can be useful for those considering a career change during this economic downturn.