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[News] [Rival] 'Microsoft Press' (Seattle P-I) Shuts Down But Pretends to Be Digital-bound

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] 'Microsoft Press' (Seattle P-I) Shuts Down But Pretends to Be Digital-bound
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:09:11 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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An Insider’s View: The Strange Final Days Of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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| The next day would be the last of the print Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the 
| publisher declared. He added that “the bloodline” would live on in the form 
| of a news website carrying the Seattle Post-Intelligencer name. Behind him 
| were human-resources professionals flown in from other Hearst-owned papers in 
| Houston and San Francisco.    
| The announcement was spun as the first paper to make the transition to an 
| all-digital daily. Nevermind that the site left behind would be a skeleton of 
| its former self. The new editor in charge would not respond to questions when 
| I asked her for a story about the transition intended to run in the final 
| print-edition. Instead, she posted her own, unfiltered thoughts online.    


Less brainwash power to Microsoft.


Seattle P-I to publish last edition Tuesday

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| The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time
| Tuesday.


Seattle P-I Goes Online-Only Tomorrow


Journalists Not Missing A Beat



Computer Glitch Halts Seattle New Year's Fireworks

,----[ Quote ]
| At the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve, Seattle's fireworks show ground to
| a halt. The source of the problem is reported to be a corrupted file that
| wasn't checked until the last minute. After two reboots, the fireworks had to
| be detonated manually. And yes ... one blog commenter, claiming to have
| worked on prior shows, said that the shows run on Windows...


Seattle Area Bloggers Needed for Microsoft User Research Study

,----[ Quote ]
| For your participation, we'll give you your choice of retail
| software and hardware from our extensive list. Current titles
| include the latest Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC games, keyboards,
| Microsoft Office, Windows, productivity software and much more.


Newspaper site spreads Virus

,----[ Quote ]
| COMPUTER USERS unfortunate enough to visit seattletimes.com, seattlepi.com or
| NWautos.com between 9 am Friday and 2 pm on Sunday could have been walloped
| by a virus.

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