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A lot of people have written and expressed sadness over the passing of Winmag.com. It's true, the site is closing, and all but a handful of employees have been laid off. While I was never an employee of Winmag.com or its predecessor (Windows Magazine), I did contribute to both publications continuously for nine years. It was a big part of my life, and I miss it. Apparently many of you do too.
Not being an insider, it's hard to say exactly why Winmag.com closed its doors. My best guess is that it was the victim of too many acquisitions.
At one time Windows Magazine was the star of a small collection of privately owned magazines. When its owners decided to sell to a larger publishing firm, the new owners never seemed to value Windows Magazine as much. Later, when that firm was acquired by an even larger publisher, even Winmag.com, the magazine's online edition, seemed to be overlooked by its new owners. Eventually, someone decided to consolidate several "smaller" web sites and publications, and Winmag.com was no more.
Whatever the reasons for Winmag.com's demise, there appears to be no chance of a reprieve. Fortunately, when I started writing the Power Tools newsletter for Winmag.com, part of my agreement allows me to continue writing the newsletter in the case Winmag.com no longer wishes to be its publisher. So despite Winmag.com's closing, the Power Tools newsletter lives on!
Until then, if you see me here or elsewhere on the 'net, be sure to wave and say "Hi!"
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