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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:01 PM
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Say 'toodles' to Slate...
http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5282078.html

The eight-year-old online publication, founded by former New Republic editor and CNN "Crossfire" host Michael Kinsley, has attracted a loyal following of about 5 million readers per month, but has not yet produced a significant profit for Microsoft, the world's largest software maker.

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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:05 PM
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1. Maybe they would get more readers
If they dumped that right wing freak Mickey Kaus.
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bushwakker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:12 PM
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2. Nothing worse than a Republican who's ashamed to admit
that he's a Republican.
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HEFFA Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:48 PM
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3. They're not going to kill it....
They're just looking to sell it.

Slate is quality product in my mind. I've been going there since I was in college (maybe 8 years now). MS won't kill it.
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U2Shark Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:50 PM
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4. No! I love Slate...
Well, looks like it won't totally be going away:
"Microsoft will continue to fund and support Slate even if it doesn't find a buyer, the source said"
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:52 PM
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5. Gates could fund slate by just cutting out his obsessive room
painting schedule for a year.

What a bunch of shit. When has MS ever cared about making a profit on crap like this?
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:52 PM
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6. They could quit paying
Kaus and Christopher "I'm drunker and more British than you" Hitchens.
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