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The rumored passing of Microsoft's Zune digital media player brings to mind a trove of consumer gadgets, software, and services from the company that have moved to the tech graveyard.
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Wow. The only thing on that list that used to be good was Encarta. Wiki failed it though. All the other stuff was just... bleh. No wonder it didn't last.
    
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post #3 of 27
You could add Sidewinder to that list.
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Yeah encarta used to be amazing, got me through a lot of projects back in the late 90s early 00s
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I Had a zune, good media player. They never marketed as heavily as apple so it flopped. Marketing is everything. Encarta became pointless because there is more diverse information available on the internet about almost everything, No need for an encyclopedia.

Oh and I HATE bing.
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post #6 of 27
encarta was awesome back in the day. i didn't see Ms Bob in the list. prolly not many knew about that.
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post #7 of 27
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I miss Longhorn and Neptune personally

Uhm...they still have Encarta...up to 2009 anyway. I don't remember a 2010 version.
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cant forget bing cashback and tigerdirect was so awesome
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cant forget bing cashback and tigerdirect was so awesome
I loved BCB and eWiz.com. Even though it was only 5%, it definitely helped. Or their 20 or 30% Sears BCB towards the end was simply amazing. I got a great deal on a TV for a friend.
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