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Apropos of nothing other than I talked about it at a bar last night, today is a good day to remember Microsoft Encarta, the encyclopedia-on-a-CD-ROM Microsoft released between 1993 and, technically 2009 (once the internet and Wikipedia started, my memories of Encarta end.) On this Friday let’s enjoy these two iconic parts of Encarta—the 1996 opening intro, which even 22 years later feels like mind candy, and Mind Maze, the extremely difficult medieval trivia game that I definitely never beat
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