The Last Major Printed Reference Work?

“Even a reference junkie like me, who reads Be-Br in the bath and compares old and recent Dictionaries of National Biography (DNB), must accept the march of progress and admit, tear in eye, that the fourth edition of Colin Larkin’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music (EPM), out this week at £555, is going to be the last major cultural reference work ever to be rolled out in print.”