As you may have heard, the Encyclopedia Britannica is ceasing publication of their monstrous reference books that used to clog the shelves of your childhood home. Though it lived a robust and long life (244 years!) it was quickly and brutally murdered in less than a decade by a roving band of internets. Ironically, it was Britannica's own indescribably annoying commercials from the '90s—starring that bespectacled smartass that you never wanted to stop punching in the face—that predicted its own downfall. I present to you: Requiem for Encyclopedia Britannica.