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TWolfe Mar 31, 2009, 10:43am EDT Report Abuse
They've been around since the mid 90's, they'll be gone in June.
http://mashable.com/2009/03/30/microsoft-encarta-to-close/
already in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encarta

Bound to happen.


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mar 31, 2009, 11:30am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
Wow, I thought that was already long gone ... used to be invaluable, though.

Meats_Of_Evil Mar 31, 2009, 12:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
Microsoft should make Encarta free like wikipedia.

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A_Pickle Mar 31, 2009, 07:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
Meats_Of_Evil
Microsoft should make Encarta free like wikipedia.

I'm gonna break here and say, no, they shouldn't. They should just sell Encarta to Wikipedia or another online web-encyclopedia service. Microsoft really shouldn't compete in areas they've already lost in. I'm still wondering why they won't just give up on Live search, as it's a similarly hopeless venture.

TWolfe Mar 31, 2009, 07:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
Their "Microsoft" and have there hands into everything if they think they can make a buck. Yeah I agree with A_Pickle, sell the damn thing.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
B Mar 31, 2009, 11:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
I actually really enjoyed that encyclopedia back in the 90's before I had the internet.

Wikipedia ftw!

Suspended User Mar 31, 2009, 11:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say goodbye Encarta
A_Pickle said:
Meats_Of_Evil
Microsoft should make Encarta free like wikipedia.

I'm gonna break here and say, no, they shouldn't. They should just sell Encarta to Wikipedia or another online web-encyclopedia service. Microsoft really shouldn't compete in areas they've already lost in. I'm still wondering why they won't just give up on Live search, as it's a similarly hopeless venture.



Live Search is a POS, I haven't used Encarta since 1996, but enjoyed as an 8 year old back then.



 

    
 
 

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