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The Salon Story

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

Slashdot.org 7

Did the salon story catch anyone's eye? I'm not sad for Salon (never read it), but what did catch my eye was Michael's comment:

In the old role-playing game "Paranoia", there was a nice quote about what would happen when the player characters (who had never been outside of their enclosed city complex) made an attempt to swim in water over their heads: "delaying drowning". Did the salon story catch anyone's eye? I'm not sad for Salon (never read it), but what did catch my eye was Michael's comment:

In the old role-playing game "Paranoia", there was a nice quote about what would happen when the player characters (who had never been outside of their enclosed city complex) made an attempt to swim in water over their heads: "delaying drowning".

Pot, this is kettle; YOU'RE BLACK!

Honestly, VA isn't in the best shape. Still under $1, and the only reason they hover around $1 is because of Sourceforge. If I was Michael, instead of making a stupid egotistical and obnoxious response like that, I'd be thanking God I still got a paycheck.

FYI - I forgot breakfast, so I'm a touch grouchy.

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But... (1)

DaytonCIM (100144) | more than 11 years ago | (#5370401)

If I was Michael, instead of making a stupid egotistical and obnoxious comments

But, then he wouldn't be the "Michael" we all love to hate. :)

I guess there's a scale difference (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#5370517)

Since salon.com has books, national recognition from other big media (newspapers, radio and TV). Slashdot is a very specialized community and, like you said, it only exists because Sourceforge (an actual commodity) exists. It reminds me of the other big forum I hang out at: okayplayer.com [okayplayer.com] . It is the website associated with the Roots hip-hop collective. It is free to all and a great community... but it only exists because the Roots are a successful music act.

There its understood. On /. some seem to think that the community is self-supporting. Folly.

Well, Yes I did notice it. (1)

GMontag (42283) | more than 11 years ago | (#5370596)

And I noted said noticement in my butt kicking journal [slashdot.org] Sunday February 23, @05:40PM :-)

slashdot (1)

rnd() (118781) | more than 11 years ago | (#5370648)

Slashdot Trajectory:

1. Make Cool Website to attract geeks
2. Sell to VA
3. Barely Profit
4. Criticize all profit-seeking enterprise
5. Go out of business.

you forgot (1)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 11 years ago | (#5372368)

6. ...? 7. Profit!

Paranoia (1)

cyranoVR (518628) | more than 11 years ago | (#5372095)

Why is it that every geek knows about this game, but no body actually ever played it?

Man, now that I have some experience in the Real World, I could have some fun with this game.

More on the topic: I hope I can get all my JE's downloaded before /. "pulls a Salon"...time to learn perl (unless someone wants to post code for me :) )

thinkgeek (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 11 years ago | (#5381839)

don't forget thinkgeek. they sell stuff. hopefully they get some money for their efforts.
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