Dictionary may not be printed

Oxford University Press, the publisher behind the Oxford English Dictionary has stated that no decisions have been made about the format of the 3rd Edition of the Dictionary, which has been worked on since 1989.Oxford English Dictionary

However comments by the CEO unveil that there is doubts that the latest revision of the dictionary will never be printed. Reference books for many look impressive in shelves. So how can that effect be achieved when every book known becomes a mere 2MB file in the Downloads folder of a user account?

Despite facing a rising challange as a bookpublisher from the likes of the iPad and Amazon’s Kindle the standard version of the dictionary that comes in a single volume edition is likely to stay on the book shop shelves for another 30 years. Oxford has already taken advantage of the Internet stream where the dictionary is available online for a fixed annual fee.

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