Wikipedia Kills Encarta For Microsoft

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Encarta, the Microsoft digital encyclopedia that debuted on CD-ROM in 1993, is finally being shut down. The lights will shut off on October 31, with Encarta Japan limping along until December 31.

Not too surprising — the site can’t touch either the traffic or content of Wikipedia. But then, neither can Google (GOOG) Knol or Encyclopedia Britannica.

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