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Matt Crossman, who wrote one of the stronger Honey Badger columns of 2012
* Lisa Olson, one of the last remaining members of the AOL Fanhouse “merger”* from 2011
Stan McNeal, their baseball columnist whose prediction column went up today
just hope that anything tangible still held by the sporting news in some capacity isn't lost. gotta wonder what will happen to those archives or if they even still exist. it's stuff like that that gets pitched as the business changes hands repeatedly and some beancounter determines storage costs can no longer be tolerated
If they've digitized it in at least some form (assuming you're just talking about content), I have to imagine it's never going to die. Data has become a ghost - and anyone that tells you it's gone forever is wrong...
(I just found out what we pay for a company to 'dispose' of old laptops/desktops/servers... and am really thinking I need a new career because playing garbageman in an e-world appears to pay VERY well)
Because of electronic waste laws you just can't chuck an old laptop (with all its mercury and lead and etc) into a landfill. So disassembling one to recycle parts and to deal with the toxic parts is an expensive process. Harveys is also right about liability. Also, I would assume that usually one can't legally read the data off of an old server and use it, though I don't know about this. Regardless, any company with a minimally intelligent IT staff will at least overwrite the drives with a random collection of ones and zeros. A competent staff will disassemble the drives and shred the patters.
A source mentioned the Sporting News could be looking to wipe Fanhouse off the site
Wonder if he predicted his impending unemployment...
just went to the SN site for the first time in forever… while scrolling through the front page they have a SN twitter section…. where tweets from Steve Greenberg are still showing up talking about his layoff.
Oh sure.... I was/am something of a digital equipment packrat - more personally because you never know when an old component might come in handy in a pinch. Anyway - wanting to love mother earth, I finally ditched a couple of old desktops and laptops the 'right way'. Just looking for the local city place where you can drop off such e-waste, I ran across one of those companies (there appear to be several) that will 'pay you' for components (i.e., generally the various boards within a system). So, I dutifully broke up the equipment, pulled the pieces they'd accept, shipped off to them for free, and some (long) time later, got a piddly check back.
I remember her from the Zeke Mowatt incident.
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