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Professor: What is an encyclopedia? Student: Is it something like Wikipedia?

I was viewing the presentation by Steven Walling titled “Why Wikipedians are the Weirdest People on the Internet” (embedded below) and the second slide was a twit by alisonclement which says:

Yesterday I asked one of my students if she knew what an encyclopedia is,
and she said, Is it something like Wikipedia?

Amazing! Changing times indeed, I remember when I was a kid and one of the most valuable things in our house was a 20-something volumes encyclopedia, admiringly and respectfully placed at the center of our best cupboard … ;)