I’m convinced that you know Encarta encyclopedia. But do you know its robot? It can talk to you if you are feeling alone; it will tell you anything you need to know about almost anything. The only software you need to talk with Encarta Bot is Windows Live Messenger (former MSN Messenger). In this application just add a new contact using e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, that you are talking to robot not to real person. So you need write simple questions. Take a look at these screenshots:
Question about MSN. The answer satisfied me. However the next question about SEO has different answer than I expect. I mean SEO meaning of Search Engine Optimization.
There is a simple question about Encarta above. The answer has satisfied me again.
Do not try if Encarta robot knows something. It knows many things about almost everything :-) Just ask it for a specific question.
Encarta Instant Answers can offer you useful information in extended communication window.
You can use Encarta Instant Answers to ask for a concrete person as you can see above.
Don't know anything about emoticons? Encarta will help you.
Sometimes you need to be clearer when you are talking to Encarta robot. However it always has useful tips for you. Do you need a break? Then go take a nap ;-)
I think that Encarta Instant Answers is great service for every user of Windows Live Messenger. It is free and more comfortable than Wikipedia, because you don't need to start your web browser when you need any information during talking to your friends.