Print is Dead; Long Live the Word (Britannica Stops the Presses)

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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  1. Ken Rhodes says:

    Pat had an old set of The Britannica when I married her in 1975. From time to time I would pick up a random volume and read a random page. I also loved having a reference where I could look up so many things I wanted to know about.

    When Pat died in 2000 I downsized, and I gave our Britannica to one of our sons for his young family. If I had a brand-new up-to-date Britannica in my house now I might occasionally look at it. Or maybe not.

    P.S. The Brintannica, IMO, was a wonderful idea whose time had passed, unlike the King James Version, which was bludgeoned to death in its prime.