The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have said that they doubt the third edition of the OED will be published in a print book format. They expect it will be online-only. Considering that the next edition of the OED will likely see print sometime after 2037, I expect that they are probably correct.

The last time I consulted my print copy of the OED was about six months ago. Before that, it was several years. I check all my definitions online nowadays. That said, the way this digitization of our book culture is going, if we ever experience serious sunspot activity, we are totally screwed as a species.

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