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Oxford English Dictionary, A Lament

The Associated Press is reporting that Oxford University Press will, in future, publish only an online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. A third edition of the OED is only about 25% complete (reports AP), but in commenting on publication plans for this edition Nigel Portwood, CEO of Oxford University Press has stated, “The print dictionary market is just disappearing. It is falling away by tens of percent a year.”  Curt Hopkins makes the case for maintaining a print version

~ by pdoty on August 31, 2010.

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