Rob Runett, duct tape

Submitted by yelvington on April 17, 2006 - 11:27am

Rob Runett has announced his departure from the Newspaper Association of America to become new product development manager for the Motley Fool. In the world of newspaper new-media efforts, Rob is duct tape, the universal put-it-together guy, and he'll be sorely missed. He created and mostly wrote the Online Publishing Update newsletter, drove the Connections conference planning process, and wrote countless reports.

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Media Guy rants against slo-mo newspaper suicide

Submitted by yelvington on March 28, 2006 - 1:04pm

"Platform agnostic" is one of those phrases that makes me crazy. Apparently it makes AdAge's Simon Dumenco crazy, too. This week's rant is a must-read, especially for people from the editorial side who may not be tempted to read a journal that focuses on the ad side.

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Everything that can be a commodity, will be a commodity

Submitted by yelvington on March 28, 2006 - 11:15am

Greg Stein, chairman of the Apache Foundation, says the era of packaged commercial software is coming to an end, because open-source alternatives are wiping out the market: "All of your software will be free. It means that, over time, you aren't going to be paying for software anymore but will instead pay for assistance with it."

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