Yep, I’m sorry to report that even the great Encyclopedia has fallen into the past and into absolution. When was the last time you even picked up one of these?

I remember when having to do a report or a presentation on anything, these were the only way to do research. You would have to grab like 3 different ones, lug them to a table, crack them open to reveal that distinct scent of knowledge.  The pages would be thin, slick and shiny and very often stick together.

The one cool thing I miss is just randomly taking one letter, page through it and find some of the weirdest stuff. One thing I don’t miss is how they were the only definitive source of information. The internet really gives you almost every angle of a topic, not just the author’s of the book.

What are your Encyclopedic memories? Did you like using them? Do you remember this dork?