The Internet has become so firmly entrenched in our lives that even those who started using it at a conscious age do not remember very firmly what we replaced this source of knowledge and information with before. How did you find the right place, person, material for an abstract or book, how did you communicate when it was impossible to meet? Everything was more complicated – but everything was.
Directories and Encyclopedias
Usually they recall only telephone directories — where one could recognize someone’s home phone number by name — and large encyclopedias in several volumes about everything in the world, but in fact, in the pre-Internet era one could buy or find such publications on various topics : From popular medical or culinary guides to very highly specialized, related to any profession, hobby or science. Continue reading