Cloud Computing In Action – Rise and Fall of Britannica – Infographic

Music distribution, news consumption, and postal mail delivery have all felt the effects of cloud-delivered models that break old, inefficient ways of doing things in place of faster, higher performing, easier-to-deliver technologies. Information access is also starting to make the move from page flipping to mouse clicking via the cloud. Recently, Britannica announced that it will no longer print physical encyclopedias and publish all of its content online. That shift prompted us to explore the reach, scale, and access of Wikipedia’s traditional online-only access model against the conventional print version of Britannica.

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