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Seiko Digital Encyclopedia Britannica – 237 years later, out goes the leather, in comes burnished plastic

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It’s hard to find a more poignant demonstration of the passing of an age than this product. The Seiko ER8000 Digital Encyclopedia Britannica contains 25,000 entries and 240,000 words taken from the original, leather bound knowledge icon, and to rub salt in the wound manages to cram in a 130,000 word spell-checker, the concise Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Thesaurus and Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, a currency converter, calculator and crossword solver in a box the size of a glasses case. For £119.95.

 The concise Encyclopedia Britannica in the palm of your hand. For 237 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica has been the ultimate reference tool. It has also been far too voluminous to carry around. Now there’s an electronic version that literally fits in the palm of your hand, not only incorporating the entire 25,000-entry Britannica Concise Encyclopedia but also the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (240,000 words, phrases and definitions), the Concise Oxford Thesaurus (over 4 million synonym links) and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It’s a companion for life…

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


1 Comment

  • Wow. That’s really cool but at the same time it makes me feel horribly old.

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