After takin' a swig o' grog, Philip belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
>> Microsoft Encarta died - why? And will its contents be lost?
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Microsoft has recently announced that its beloved encyclopaedia, Microsoft
>> | Encarta, will soon be discontinued. After October 31, 2009 its contents will
>> | no longer be available. Both the online version and the CD ROM version will
>> | be discontinued.
>> | My first reaction was ?what a pity?. My job is to gather and publish good
>> | contents. I know how much work goes into creating and publishing material.
>> | This news must have been quite hard to digest for people who have been
>> | working on Encarta for a while. The two main questions that come to mind,
>> | however, are: ?Why??, and more importantly, ?What about the contents??
> Beloved by whom? It was always a last resort toy. Never enough detail.
Sound like Microsoft Help!
A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The
Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.
-- Harry Thurston Peck (Editor of "The Bookman"), January 1901.