Microsoft had a secret, genius reason for making an encyclopedia in the nineties

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  1. Rasheed187

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    An intersting read, but I got a good laugh out of the following:
     
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    I loved Encarta when I first discovered it. It was great having an encyclopedia at your fingertips without a stack of books to lug around. The first version I owned was '97. I still have it and use it occasionally. It has some good animations that were dropped in later versions.

    Now I've got the 2005 version. I like the world atlas and the dictionary, but to a lesser extent since I discovered Wiktionary. Sometimes the audio pronunciation of words is handy.

    I wouldn't say it's what sold me on the idea of a PC though, the internet did that.
     
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  4. Rasheed187

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    Same over here, I still own the 1995 version, perhaps we should post a couple of screenshots. The audio and video files were fascinating to me, and in fact, it was sort of a preview of the internet. I didn't even know there was a 2005 version. BTW, nowadays I use Wikipedia, which is no surprise, I think most people do. But I did totally forget about Britannica.

    http://www.britannica.com/
     
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    I had 1996, 1999, 2002, and 2005. It was a good product I would still be willing to pay for if it were still in production.
     
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    Encarta...brings nice memories...;)
     
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