Dave Winer sentenzia così sul suo Scripting News.
Bill Gates, 1994: “The Internet is a great phenomena. I dont see how the emergence of more information content on a network can be a bad thing for the personal computer industry. Will it cause less personal computers to sell? I think quite the opposite. Less copies of Flight Simulator or Encarta?”
PaidContent, 2009: “Microsoft will discontinue both its MSN Encarta reference Web sites as well as its Encarta software, which have both been surpassed by rising competitors, like Wikipedia.
Qualche piccolo errore di valutazione o la chiusura di Encarta era cosa prevedibile?