Real action (Was: Nooooooo!!)
Posted Jul 25, 2002 10:03 UTC (Thu) by leandro
In reply to: Nooooooo!!
Parent article: The end of the road
If this is truly the end and we are waiting for a miracle, why not discuss the financial realities of such a miracle?
Not only that, what can be trimmed? It’s hard to achieve the right balance among popularity, conciseness and completeness, but I particularly don't care about proprietary software news, about anything other than News, Resource and Events at the Security section, and anything but Recommended Reading in the Linux in the News section. And I don't care about comments: for me Letters to the Editor were just nice – I could live with comments or letters, but both are just a waste.
I already said this at Slashdot: it's a pity that so much in the Web must grow until it's not viable anymore. Perhaps we'd have better stuff if Web news ventures like LWN would start small, find its financial ground, and only then grow. Perhaps a return to the roots would do the trick. For example, the format of the oldest edition available at the archives, January 29th, 1.998, perhaps is enough for most people and much cheaper to run.
BTW one can go further back even more with the Archive, way back to January 15th, 1.998 – and that looks even simpler and cheaper.
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