Posts Tagged: microsoft

Internet Theories

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The development of the internet has complex cultural roots that divide over the different companies that were participating in its invention. The Apple/Microsoft “personalised, decentralised and playful computing” worked against “IBM’s idea of computing was of an expensive, centralised and institutional activity.” What the internet has become aligns more with the Apple/Microsoft mantra, but it’s […]

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The Story of Encarta

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From a New York Times article, published two months ago, about the end of the line for Encarta: “It’s hard to look at the end of the Encarta experiment without the free and much larger Wikipedia springing immediately to mind. But Encarta arguably would have failed even without that competition. The Google-indexed Web forms a virtual encyclopedia that […]

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