The decline and fall of the dictionary

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

The dictionary definition of declineThe Next Web:

[…] another well-known brand in the print-based publishing sphere is unfurling the white flag and giving in to the digital revolution, with Macmillan Dictionaries ceasing print to go online only.

While we were sorting books to go on the shelves in our new house, my wife and I got rid of most of the reference books we owned – dictionaries and encyclopaedias were the first to go. Lovely as they were, they are so utterly inefficient compared to sourcing the same information from the internet.

Nostalgia is not a business model.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.