Ten years on from the release of Macmillan Dictionary as a digital resource, our Editor-in-Chief Michael Rundell asks why anyone should bother using a dictionary in these days of instant online search. As his article for onestopenglish puts it:
Just about everything you would ever need to know about words and language can be found online – somewhere. But – as with everything else on the web – you need to know what you’re getting. Is the information reliable, up to date and appropriate for your needs?
You won’t be surprised to learn that Michael puts forward several excellent reasons to prefer a good online dictionary over a general web search. To find out what they are, you can read the full article here.