Who even uses encarta and stuff like that anymore? Most stuff can be found for free on the Internet now.http://www.merriam-webster.com/
not everything can be found or is easy to download off the internet. especially if it's something obscure but happens to be important or of interest only to you.
encarta 95 had some really interesting and inspiring audio quotes on it that i'd like to hear again or capture for my own personal use. items such as armstrong landing on the moon, dorothy's arrival in oz, , maya angelou's inaugaration poem, a reading of Ralp Waldo Emerson's poem, winston churchill during world war 2 and things like that. not impossible to find on the internet for some of them i'm sure but not all of them in one easy searchable database.
people have a myriad of reasons why they are searching for solutions to this problem and i am sure my reason is not the only one.