In Brief: May 1, 2000

KNOWLEDGE TO GO The venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica (founded 1768) announced last week that it would make its entire contents--all 44 million words--available on the popular Palm VII handheld computer, via the Palm VII's wireless Internet connection and a free program called Britannica Traveler (downloadable at Surfers already have access to the encyclopedia at Now, with the pocket-size Palm VII, they'll be able to browse all 32 of Britannica's volumes wherever they go, from Aachen to Zwickau.

RACK 'EM UP Do those wobbling, teetering stacks of CDs on your desk and shelves make you nervous? Julian...

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