Webster's New World® College Dictionary Go Back-to-School with Webster's New World Why Everyone STILL Needs a Print Dictionary

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Although we live in the digital age of laptops, texting, and smart phones, no desk or dorm room would be complete this September without a copy of Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Let it be known: the dictionary in print form is still alive and flourishing, is still the standard, and is still very much needed.

Although we live in the digital age of laptops, texting, and smart phones, no desk or dorm room would be complete this September without a copy of Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Let it be known: the dictionary in print form is still alive and flourishing, is still the standard, and is still very much needed.

"Dictionaries in traditional print form are still the standard among serious publishers," says Mike Agnes, editor in chief of Webster's New World College Dictionary. "They have advantages over digital versions, even if the content of the two formats is identical."

Let's take a look at some of the reasons why one doesn't always need to "log in":

  • Ease of Use: Print dictionaries don't need to be booted up, they never crash, and never lose their data. Everyone needs a dictionary, but not everyone is comfortable at a computer keyboard.
  • Reliability: A reader online may not be aware of who was behind the scenes writing definitions for the digital dictionary he or she is consulting. Did the work have a professional, standing staff? Are the definitions easily understood? Are they technically correct? Do you know where the various spell-checkers that you use came from? With a reliable print dictionary, you know exactly what you're getting in the way of dependability.
  • Affordability: With a typical list price of $27, a good college dictionary is surely the publishing bargain of all time. So much scholarship, packaged so pleasingly, is hard to come by elsewhere.

Don't get us wrong--the Webster's editors appreciate the power of the Web! Readers can always log in to http://www.webstersnewworld.com to order their own copy, hear live interviews with editor in chief Mike Agnes, or to download the latest update to their own Webster's New World College Dictionary's online component. This September, go back to school with a good dictionary -- a Webster's New World® dictionary.

For more information on the lexicographical process behind the dictionary, Editor in Chief Mike Agnes is available for interviews.

Webster's New World® -- We Define Your World®

Webster's New World®
The Webster's New World family of reference books has been "Defining Your World" for more than fifty years. From its initial mission to provide a commonsense, user-friendly dictionary specifically for American English, Webster's New World has now set the standard for clarity, ease of use, and reliability. Webster's New World is famous for providing a wealth of up-to-date and comprehensive references for the home, office, and classroom as well as pocket references for people on the go. For more information, visit wiley.com. Webster's New World is an imprint of Wiley.

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