Who needs libraries anyway, right?After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.

The last edition — published in 2010 — weighed in 129 pounds. On the other hand, it was readable in a blackout and without an Internet connection. And, of course, people didn’t laugh at you if you cited it.

Click here for the Times story.

Or, for fans of irony, here’s the Wikipedia entry — which has already been updated to reflect today’s announcement.