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Slate is *still* online? Why?

Posted by Peter F | April 8, 2008 12:41 PM

When's old Jack taking his buyout?

Posted by J.R. | April 8, 2008 1:10 PM

The author is very, uhh, optimistic there. The only thing reducing salaries of higher-level positions by hiring less experienced, allegedly "innovative" youngsters is going to do is increase corporate profits (or, decrease losses). I am quite certain that no "lower-paying entry-level slot" will be added, although if that is how the author must rationalize his long-overdue departure, so be it.

Posted by don't think so | April 8, 2008 1:28 PM

I'm all for new blood, but it's got to be balanced with some institutional memory. A paper can't do a very good job of covering its community when no one on staff knows the histories/connections/obligations of the community's elected officials, activists, and other people in power.

Posted by giantladysquirrels | April 8, 2008 1:36 PM

As a fellow boomer, Jack, fuck you. I worked hard and long to get what I have. Don't even pretend to speak for me.

Posted by Spoogie | April 8, 2008 1:54 PM

@4: Yeah there is no way anyone under the age of 50 could possibly know or learn about the "histories/connections/obligations of the community's elected officials, activists, and other people in power."

Because this isn't the information age or anything.

Posted by Shilo Urban | April 8, 2008 2:46 PM

Ah, we're entering the era of bitter Boomer entitlement, with a presidential candidate as advance guard.

Posted by Eric F | April 8, 2008 3:15 PM

Bitter Boomer retirement, my ass. If people want to keep working because they enjoy their work, and can keep working, who the hell is anybody else to tell them they shouldn't?

Posted by ivan | April 8, 2008 3:27 PM

DUH! I meant bitter Boomer entitlement, my ass.

I hate this ageist crap anyway, no matter who it comes from. And I am not a Boomer.

Posted by ivan | April 8, 2008 3:29 PM

I agree with Spoogie @5, even if I'm edge gen.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 8, 2008 3:54 PM

America: the only society where the phrase, "That's history" is a pejorative.

Posted by Laurence Ballard | April 8, 2008 7:26 PM

Boomers: The people who bought us "Human Resources" and killed pensions in favor of the greatest ponzi scheme of all, the 401k.

Don't just retire. Die already.

Posted by Young and Restless | April 8, 2008 10:08 PM

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