Monday, August 30, 2010

The OED, in and out of print

The OED may become an online-only resouce:

Publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have confirmed that the third edition may never appear in print. . . . In comments to a Sunday newspaper, Nigel Portwood, chief executive of Oxford University Press, which owns the dictionary, said: “The print dictionary market is just disappearing. It is falling away by tens of percent a year.” Asked if he thought the third edition would appear in printed format, he said: “I don't think so.”

Third edition of OED unlikely to appear in print format (Guardian)

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