According to the issue of Newsweek (September 20, 2010) - 130 POUNDS – Exactly that -130 pounds is weight of the Oxford English Dictionary. Its publisher says the next edition may be online-only.
Language is an "alive" element and changes over the years due to the influence of people who speak the language. Today, a very famous TV presenter said "You can read it (the book written by Ingrid Betancourt -'Even Silence has an End') or you can kindle it! The word kindle was created to define the digital reader launched by the online bookstore Amazon. The noun was used now as a verb too! So, it's not so hard to imagine why the publishers are considering just one online edition...can you image 10 years from now...how many pounds would the dictinary weight?
It's amazing, isn't it?
Professora de Inglês que graças a profissão se tornou uma cidadã do mundo que acredita piamente em duas coisas: lar é onde o coração está e que a educação é a chave para um mundo (bem) melhor!
I'm an English teacher that thanks to this profession became a world citizen who strongly believes in two things: home is where the heart is and that education is the key to a (much) better world!