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Re: [News] Commercial Wikipedia from Microsoft?

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 08:14 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Microsoft Making a Better Wikipedia!?
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The difference between this and Wikipedia is two-fold: first, Microsoft
>>| has paid researchers finding and publishing articles, which guarantees
>>| a steady stream of articles and valid information, and second, all
>>| changes made are first moderated by Microsoft staff to filter
>>| advertising, false information, or pure trolling/defacement of a site.
>> `----
>> MSN Encarta; needs subscription to edit; catching on improbable.
> I've never gone near Encarta, as I find the idea of MS re-writing world
> history as even worse than Hollywood doing it. Admittedly not much worse,
> because it couldn't be, but a little worse.

Have a look: http://www.themovietimeline.com/

> I can just imagine how the computing history is presented in Encarta,
> for example.

Much like that computer museum that Bill Gates is funding. If you ask me, it
could be an attempt to rewrite history, which would otherwise show what
allowed Microsoft to take off: outmuscling its rivals directly, with
government support/apathy.

Best wishes,


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