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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:48 AM
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Reported on WBEZ NPR Chicago -- computer glitch delays Chicago Tribune
To our readers


The production of Monday's edition of the Chicago Tribune was delayed significantly because of an extended computer system failure Sunday night.

Many subscribers therefore will not receive their Monday newspaper until as late as Tuesday morning. And the content of Monday's edition was reduced.

The Tribune deeply regrets the inconvenience caused to our customers. Timely, reliable service is a top priority. On-schedule delivery will resume Tuesdasy, and all Monday subscribers will receive full credit for the curtailed edition.
Copyright 2004, Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-040719toourreade...
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:51 AM
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1. test for the country-wide shutdown in november.
just watch.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 AM
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3. Country-wide shutdown of newspapers?
And just how are they going to organize this? A little far-fetched perhaps?
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:39 AM
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6. NO.
COUNTRYWIDEBREAKDOWN OF VOTING MACHINES -- JUST WATCH!
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Turanga Leela Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:29 AM
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9. Absolutely NOT.
I appreciate a nice tinfoil chapeau as much as anyone else around here, but this is just ridiculous.

As a former newspaper person, I can tell you that this is the WORST nightmare for a paper. Rule number one is: The paper goes to press on time, no matter WHAT. No exceptions. Lateness trashes the entire finely calibrated press/delivery schedule, not to mention pissing off everyone in the revenue chain (newsstands, advertisers, subscribers) and destroying any last shred of remaining credibility.

The Trib is not interested in staging a "test" newspaper shutdown at the cost of millions of dollars of lost revenue and make-goods, spending weeks working through the scheduling nightmare of playing "catchup" througout the entire production chain--oh, and becoming the laughingstock of the newspaper world. (Hey, takes the heat of the NY Post--that's it! It's a MURDOCH plot!!!
:tinfoilhat:
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:53 AM
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2. computer system failure caused by excessive Dumbya shilling ....
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:11 AM
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4. Ooooooh! Ooooooooh! Time for THE QUESTION!
What item that was not favorable to the Regime was scheduled for inclusion in the DELAYED EDITION?? The one with the "reduced content."

:evilgrin:
dbt
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:32 AM
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5. Somewhere, a Union Guy Forced Into Early Retirement
Is laughing his head off.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:41 AM
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7. If I subscribed to the Trib, I'd say "keep it"
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:43 AM by BiggJawn
So they'd bring me my Monday paper on TUESDAY, and expect me to pay for it? Screw that. I want a NEWSpaper, if I want to read HISTORY, I'll go to the library.

Hmmmmmmm.....
"The computer ate your newspaper..."

"The computer ate your vote..."

People in Chicago should march on the Trib with torches and pitchforks, to give them an idea how well blaming a "computer glitch" for putting Shrub back in office will go over.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:09 AM
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8. Not That Many people Will Complain
They got caught inflating their readership numbers to boost their advertising revenue.
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:38 AM
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10. That was the Sun-Times, not the Tribune (n/t)
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