[Foundation-l] Encarta is dead

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Wed Apr 1 07:05:17 UTC 2009

I believe a careful reading of the FAQ, while a buzzkill, casts doubt on
Encarta's content being released:
"Microsoft's vision is that everyone around the world needs to have access
to quality education, and *we believe that we can use what we’ve learned and
assets we’ve accrued with offerings like Encarta to develop future
technology solutions*. In doing so, we feel strongly that we are making the
right investments that will help make our vision a reality."

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 1:48 AM, Maria Fanucchi <marialadouce at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Let's hope some of their material can be released (I'm hoping
> specifically
> > for some of the multimedia, such as snippets of music made with rare
> > instruments, and the sound files of letters, numbers and various phrases
> > said in many languages, by native speakers).
> I second that.  Even now, when I think about Encarta, the first thing
> that comes to mind is a recording they had of a Baroque piece played
> on the harpsichord.  (Not that that's rare, but they did do a great
> job deciding what pieces warranted multimedia presentation, and they
> had some good ones.)
> Austin
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