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Are you kidding me? It was not unfortunate. Microsoft was the biggest opponent of open formats.

MS tried completely shut down and end open internet based on open standards. Their Blackbird project attempted to make create completely closed alternative MSN (The Microsoft Network) with closed publishing, search and software. Instead of Wikipedia, we would check out things from Microsoft Encarta.




Instead of Wikipedia, we would check out things from Microsoft Encarta.

It's funny you bring that up. I just noticed yesterday that MS Word now has a Wikipedia button: https://imgur.com/a/zbcLZGj Things change!




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