Encyclopedia! Gone but not Forgotten!

When i was a boy and wanted to learn a bit about something I would turn to my family’s handy dandy encyclopedia. I still have them… Mine are from 1987 and have then maps and histories of countries that don’t exist anymore… world maps that look odd with weird borders and animals that have gone quietly into the night.

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There they are…. I used them a lot. You see some of us couldn’t just look something up on the internet and have 500 articles on the snapping turtle. We had maybe 2 pages, after that you went to the library and busted out the card catalog using the Dewey decimal system to find what we needed. (I almost did that for D… but I had to go with DOS since I needed it earlier today).

Anyway, Encyclopedias were something you wanted in your home, it was knowledge and having a set was a big deal when you were in school. I can remember friends coming over to do homework because i had a set and they didn’t. There was even a set of books and cartoons called Encyclopedia Brown all about the adventures of a kid who knew a lot of things who solved crimes… I guess today he could be Wikipedia Brown… But sometimes he would be wrong because he got faulty info. (Grin)

There is an Encyclopedia Website I found, I hadn’t thought to look before but there is one… it says on top Information you can trust! (laugh) Kind of true though, I love Wikipedia but it’s always trust, but verify. So https://www.encyclopedia.com/ There you go verify away 🙂


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