Not content to dominate the world of personal computing, Microsoft seems intent on taking over the exploding market for reference books. Realizing an opportunity to enter an emerging market with few established players, Microsoft is about to publish a dictionary of its own. Merriam Webster and Ambrose Bierce weren’t available for comment, but I’m certain that they’re concerned about going the way of Digital Research and OS/2. I’ll be interested to see whether the definition of monopoly in the dictionary is as enlightened as the encyclopedia entry for Bill Gates in Encarta.