laments for reference?

A polemic, but trenchant view (dictionary words???) on how dictionaries and other print media on our reference shelves are disappearing from John Walsh at the Independent (
“…as early as 2007 some publishers were predicting that paper dictionaries will die out completely, as the word-curious turn wholly online. And if they go the way of reel-to-reel tape recorders, vinyl records and camera film, we’ll have lost a substantial source of intellectual delight: the reference shelf.”