Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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Microsoft Encarta died - why? And will its contents be lost?
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| 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. I
always got it for free; pre-installed with windows I was forced to have
whenever I bought a PC.