The Man who Knew Everything

December 5, 2014 With Alan Jacobs

Or, at least, tried to acquire all important knowledge by reading every word of the Encyclopedia¬†Britannica. This ambitious young fellow, Alan Jacobs, then wrote an amusing book about his project and, in 2004, ¬†discussed¬† what he had learned while the proprietor challenged the limits of his and the EB’s knowledge. A good time was had by all.