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The Inquirer

By titus-g in MLP
Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 07:48:52 PM EST
Tags: News (all tags)

For those who haven't already heard...

Following a recent split with The Register the UK's most (in)famous tech news site due to umm... musical differences, Mike Magee, one of The Register's original founders has started a new site: The Inquirer.

Not even letting his recent heart attack slow him down Mike has been hard at work building this site into one that looks soon set to become a leader of its class.

Currently it concentrates mostly on hardware news, so if you want to know exactly how well the CS20 being accepted, or when the next latest, greatest CPU is likely to be released...

Other topics covered include tech stock performance and an often-less-than-reverent watch on other news sites.


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Sounds too much like a Press Release?
o yes 51%
o no 6%
o (just for the record, it isn't) 25%
o I'm just a fan of the man. 4%
o honest. 11%

Votes: 43
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The Inquirer | 5 comments (5 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Hmmm... looks familiar... (none / 0) (#1)
by kaemaril on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 02:56:46 PM EST

You know, the design of that website looks awfully familiar... I'm sure I've seen it before somewhere... don't tell me, it's on the tip of my tongue...

:) Still, +1 section anyway, 'cos that's no bad thing.

Why, yes, I am being sarcastic. Why do you ask?

Real story? (none / 0) (#2)
by jasonab on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 03:22:46 PM EST

So I read the post in Reg about the split, but I'm not familiar with the background. Anyone have the whole story?

America is a great country. One of the freest in the world. -- greenrd
Funny story (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by rusty on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 04:59:03 PM EST

As you correctly guessed, there's an awful lot more to it than you see in the namby-pamby "best of luck, Mike!" on the Reg.

See, for example, Magee slags Reg on siliconinvestor.com, followed by "you can't quit. You're fired!".

Basically, Magee founded the Reg, brought Cullen, Birtles, and Lettice on board, and has now decided that they cover "too much software" but doesn't have the power to enforce his hardware-centric will anymore. I suspect he's just not the kind of guy who can share control, and it got to be too much.

He still holds his 22.5% though. I bet future board meetings will be a hoot.

Not the real rusty
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Childish (none / 0) (#4)
by jasonab on Mon Apr 09, 2001 at 06:19:13 PM EST

Wow, that was truly pathetic! I'm surprised "adults" couldn't deal with this in a more constructive way.

This yet again shows why I really hate HR-drafted "x has left the company" memos -- they basically lie to avoid any sort of lawsuit.

America is a great country. One of the freest in the world. -- greenrd
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for real? (none / 0) (#5)
by fvw on Tue Apr 10, 2001 at 07:46:31 AM EST

Are you sure those posts are really by him? It looks awfully hoaxy to me (not that he's quit, that looks pretty authentic (or is it? Or is it???)`), but those posts... especially that you're fired letter doesn't sound very real...

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