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Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Microcontent News

Thanks to Jordon Cooper for alerting us to the launch of Microcontent News, a Corante spin-off, whose mission is to cover the world of web logging. John HIler's introductory article is stirring reading to those of us getting immersed in the personal publishing revolution--and it will help shed light on the movement for the curious non-blogger as well.

Hiler asserts that Personal Publishing is "nothing less than the birth of an entire new industry." He likens it to the personal computing revolution:

"If you map Personal Publishing onto Personal Computing, it's the mid-1970s. Popular Electronics just published the first article on the MITS Altair, the first desktop computer in the world. Microsoft just wrote the first BASIC language for the Altair. The Woz just demo'd the first Apple I at a meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club.

And just about that time, the first issue of Byte Magazine was published, followed shortly after by Dr. Dobb's Journal of Computer Calisthenics and Orthodontia.

It's in that proud tradition that Corante is proud to announce the official launch of Microcontent News: The Online Magazine for Weblogs, Webzines, and Personal Publishing! "

I'm definitely signing up for a subscription!


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