The Science of Journalism

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Margaret Sullivan - public@nytimes.com

Cc: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@turbousa.com

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 29 Jun 2014 01:00 am CDT

Subject: 2014020 - It's All About Egos - V

I don't pretend to know the ins and outs of the newspaper business; however, I do know something about the computer. My job as a programmer is to make the computer fit your business -- it is not your responsibility to make your business fit the needs of the computer.

Just because some jackass developed some unique software does not mean that is the only way to use the computer -- WAKE UP!!

I am trying to show you that the thing that is costing you most is completely unnecessary. That 88.81% garbage that I mentioned yesterday is, by and large, instructions for organizing the on-line page. Why should every page carry it's own instructions?? That seems rather foolish to me -- the only difference between Print and On-Line is the size of the page -- On-line is smaller -- just like a magazine. BTW, there are computer printers capable of printing 11 x 17 pages.

Print will NOT go away - I read some things on-line and some things printed - at my convenience

The object of a good computer installation is minimum interruption. All this disruption BS is just that - BS!! You should be questioning the motivation of those promoting disruption - right??

To be continued (I hope) 

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)

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