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 PostPost subject: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:32 pm 
now that i read a lot of stuff about "microsoft encarta", i finally asked me a question:

what does "Encarta" mean? i havent found any translation.

does anyone know?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:21 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Encarta is going bye bye. Microsoft will kill it by the end of this year.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:04 pm 
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I still use my beloved encarta 96. It even works fine on 7!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:37 pm 
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I got encarta 98 ( 2 copies ) and 2004 but 2004 is only the basic version.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:40 pm 
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Encarta is great, but I use wikipedia and the internet more.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:47 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:53 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:46 pm 
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If you haven't heard, they are also discontinuing Microsoft Student, but really it come as no surprise as it is bundle with Encarta. I have Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2009, the very last version.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:29 am 
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I have an Encarta 2001 disk.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:59 am 
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He actually wanted to know where the "encarta" word comes from...
I dunno yet...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:06 am 
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The computers in my school have Encarta 2006 Kids. And my guess is that someone in MS become creative with the word encyclopedia to form Encarta...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:14 am 
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Microsoft initiated Encarta by purchasing non-exclusive rights to the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, incorporating it into its first edition in 1993. The name Encarta was created for Microsoft by an advertising agency, successfully guessing that it sounded better than Funk & Wagnalls.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 601AAEf8aK

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:06 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:16 am 
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The Oxford English Dictionary does not contain the word "Encarta". As stated before, they coined the word :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:54 am 
thank you for posting all that useless stuff nobody asked for,

so, anyhas knows what "encarta" means?

if not, do not answer.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Namronia wrote:
thank you for posting all that useless stuff nobody asked for,

so, anyhas knows what "encarta" means?

if not, do not answer.
Chicago wrote:
The name Encarta was created for Microsoft by an advertising agency, successfully guessing that it sounded better than Funk & Wagnalls.
Frozenport wrote:
The Oxford English Dictionary does not contain the word "Encarta". As stated before, they coined the word :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:09 pm 
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Namronia wrote:
thank you for posting all that useless stuff nobody asked for,

so, anyhas knows what "encarta" means?

if not, do not answer.
Chicago wrote:
The name Encarta was created for Microsoft by an advertising agency, successfully guessing that it sounded better than Funk & Wagnalls.
Frozenport wrote:
The Oxford English Dictionary does not contain the word "Encarta". As stated before, they coined the word :D

yes, but that doesnt really answer my question, or do they just imagine new names without meaning something?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Yes, as said many times now, made up word, marketing ploy, coined ect...


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Namronia wrote:
J.Byrne wrote:
Namronia wrote:
thank you for posting all that useless stuff nobody asked for,

so, anyhas knows what "encarta" means?

if not, do not answer.
Chicago wrote:
The name Encarta was created for Microsoft by an advertising agency, successfully guessing that it sounded better than Funk & Wagnalls.
Frozenport wrote:
The Oxford English Dictionary does not contain the word "Encarta". As stated before, they coined the word :D

yes, but that doesnt really answer my question, or do they just imagine new names without meaning something?


I agree with all the bunch of useless stuff posted...Yet, there seems to be no meaning available to the general public...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:02 pm 
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I agree with all the bunch of useless stuff posted...Yet, there seems to be no meaning available to the general public...

well you posted something useful, so that wasnt meant against you ;)

whatever, it seems weird that it doesnt mean anything for "us" :?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:51 pm 
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Recently read an article I found on google news about encarta http://voices.washingtonpost.com/faster ... _on_e.html thought it might be halfway interesting to some at least :p.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:53 pm 
i asked some other people, they told me "carta" means paper, like a paper with information, and "en" just means "one", so "one paper with many informations". sounds useful, but im not sure.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:31 am 
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Or maybe one website that contains everything you ever want to know...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Encarta        Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:07 am 
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Namronia wrote:
i asked some other people, they told me "carta" means paper, like a paper with information, and "en" just means "one", so "one paper with many informations". sounds useful, but im not sure.

He's wrong...
"carta" in spanish is a "letter" not a paper, "carta" sized paper is the same as a4 paper (in spanish all), and "en" means "on". So, the spanish speakers could understand it as "in letter" literally.
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