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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The death of encarta

Seems odd to me more fuss hasn't been made about the shuttering of encarta.

http://mashable.com/2009/03/30/microsoft-encarta-to-close/

The demise of a proprietary, non collaborative and paid-for offering - due primarily to the overwhelming popularity of its open, collaborative and free competitor - wikipedia - seems to be a clear example of a move to a more human world.

Without fuss or hype people have tacitly voted for a different way of sharing information and resources. This is the semantic mind in action....

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