Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
The reason for this is about what you'd expect: the companies that make encyclopedias are in business to stay in business, and you don't stay in business by giving away your product. For now, Internet users will have to stick with trekking to the library.
Note: If you use CompuServe, America Online, or just
about any other online service, you have access to an online encyclopedia. Why
can those services offer the public access to traditional encyclopedias? They
pay stiff fees to encyclopedia creators to do so and then pass the cost on to
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