Yesterday I bought a second Oxford Dictionary from the bookstore. I bought the original one because I needed to replace my existing one (dictionaries are only good for two years), and I liked how the book is formatted. The second dictionary is for work–a pocket-sized one in color. I’ve found that I work better with a book form of a dictionary than an online one. With that one, I’m proofreading, and I’m actually not near the computer. For the former, switching from the manuscript to look at the online site actually interrupts my train of thought. It’s very easy to get distracted by ads and other places to visit.
But Oxford is considering discontinuing their print edition. I hope this is not going to come to pass!