Microsoft Encarta to End This Year – Are You Going to Miss It?


Microsoft Encarta, the encyclopedia-on-a-disc (and later website), is going away in October of this year. In many ways, it was like training wheels for kids learning how to research topics on their computer, but in recent years has becoming increasingly pointless with the depth and (relative) accuracy of Wikipedia, and even just googling topics with a basic level of common sense. So the question is, will you miss Encarta? Did you ever even use it? And will you trust Wikipedia as a primary source for your kids’ reports now?

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