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  1. This year there will be the 10th anniversary of the last edition of Encarta. One edition of Encarta was the first encyclopedia I ever read, and this was as a child. The big thing about Encarta was that it was not a paper encyclopedia. It was the first multimedia-based encyclopedia project. It was on CD-ROM and CD-ROMs can hold as much information as a much bigger, more expensive and heavier collection of books (which paper encyclopedias were), or hold more than that. Additionally, articles contained relevant images, mostly in colour and some even had sound clips. But alas, Encarta didn't get as large as I once hoped it would. I do wish that an expert written encyclopedia could have made it to a million articles or more.
  2. As the title says, write something that that you learned today. I'll start. It can be one or more things. Today I learned that the word "halal" in Arabic translates as "allowed" in English, but it means allowed according to Islamic, or Shari'ah law. I also learned that labrador dogs were used on sailing ships to go into the water and fetch ropes on to the deck. In Korea, it is said that they would make a hole in a coconut, and put a tadpole into the coconut. Then they would wait a few weeks, open the coconut and out would come a frog with white skin that tasted of coconut. (I don't know if this one is really true or not, I can't verify it).
  3. Complete the sentence "If you really knew me, you'd know that..." with something about yourself. You write one thing about yourself per post. You can complete the whole sentence "If you really knew me, you'd know that..." or you can just say "You'd know that.." or you can just write the response with something about yourself. I'll start: If you really knew me, you'd know that I always thought that in cursive, n's look m's and m's look like an m's with an additional n.
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