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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Interesting quote (fwd)
Date Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:14:58 GMT
> 
> > We may wish to send a note to this magazine and correct this error.
> > Anyone know anyone at computer weekly?
> 
> Yes.  The quote is in a 2column/2inch press release that was *mauled* by
> the CW hacks.  CW have since been chastised, as has my boss. ;)

Ooops, well, they've just been chastised again!

> the quote
> is in association with the webserver survey my other company runs every
> month. The new survey is out tomorrow and the results are frankly unnerving.

Don't we get a sneak preview?

> Note.  There's absolutely *NO* way we can control the press, and it's easy to
> absorb infinite amounts of design time talking to the b*stards - and they'll
> *still* misprint.  The trick is to put a press-release/history/quotable
> 2 paragraph generic bullshit section in some prominent place in the web pages,
> and just have done with it.
> 
> The 'indignant emphasis' should correctly extend to:
> 
> 	DEVELOPED BY THE MAGAZINE WIRED in collaboration with the
> 	ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
> 
> since clearly this ignores the contributions of the majority of the developers,
> who already have day jobs etc...
> 
> CW have an e-mail address, speak to them.
> 
> > Cliff
> > 
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 15:09:04 -0800
> > From: Jim Petersen <jimp@hotwired.com>
> > To: hoteng-chat@get.wired.com
> > Cc: brian@organic.com, cliff@organic.com
> > Subject: Interesting quote
> > 
> > COMPUTER WEEKLY
> > Sutton, Surrey, England
> > Sep 14, 1995
> > 
> > "During August, the number of servers using Web software from the US firm
> > Netscape rose from 769 to 1,020 and sites using the Apache server program,
> > DEVELOPED BY THE MAGAZINE WIRED in collaboration with the academic
> > community, increased from 658 to 965." [emphasis mine]

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Ben Laurie                  Phone: +44 (181) 994 6435
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