The definitive end for the printed edition of the Brockhaus Lexikon was announced in August 2014. And with it the end of an era of a history of culture and design stretching over 200 years and 21 editions. Even if the intention is to continue publishing the Brockhaus online for a while and adapt it to modern updating demands, Wikipedia, its great competitor and undisputed research darling of the Internet community, has long dictated the timing. Now, the printed Brockhaus is not the first product to be hastened by the fate of general demise. Had the Dead Media project, initiated by Bruce Sterling in 1995, been carried out regularly, it would still register prominent access, and even beyond the media world, more and more products are affected by digital disbandment and displacement.