This reminds me of when Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia
had different versions of who invented the telephone--Alexander Graham Bell for most of the world and an Italian for Italy.
Freeman has written for Encarta encyclopedia
, NIH, ABCNews.com, and the National Park Service.
It announced in March the discontinuation of both versions of its Encarta encyclopedia
. It plans to stop selling the software version by June, and take down the web version in October.
Using the Encarta Encyclopedia
(http://search.msn.com/encarta/results .aspx?FORM=MSNH&tq=) as its source, MSN provides answers to simple encyclopedia-type questions.
The search engine also features direct answers from Microsoft's popular Encarta encyclopedia
Ian Chilvers, "Mathis Grunewald," The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990, 1996), 3, and "Matthias," Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia
On the software side, you get the Microsoft Works Suite, which includes Word 2002 and the Encarta encyclopedia
. You also get a trial version of Norton Anti-Virus and a few other Gateway utilities, but that's about it.
The Encarta Encyclopedia
2001 features comprehensive articles, Web links, videos, animations, pictures and audio clips that help bring information to life.
I cannot fathom why anyone would waste time with such a database when far more current and comprehensive country profiles are freely available from such sources as the CIA World Factbook 2000 Information Please World Almanac, Britannica, the Concise Encarta Encyclopedia
, or the 2000 edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia.
encarta.msn.com is basically the online Encarta Encyclopedia
. It is very useful when all you can find is advertisements for products that you really want history on.
Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia
Deluxe 2000 CD-ROM, which has been on sale since last October, triggered off public protest by a group of women' s rights activists and Thai Internet users.
A range of pre-loaded software is also featured including AT&T, Compuserve and AOL ISP software; Quicken Basic 99 and Microsoft Money 99; Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia
99, Microsoft Works, Efax.com, Rand McNally Route Planner and Outlook Express.