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The Secrets of The Onion's Tech Success

Ever read The Onion (www.theonion.com)? I've always liked satire, and The Onion is the best thing since the 1970s National Lampoon magazine. Unlike The Onion, NatLamp wasn't able to make much fun at computers -- there's a limit to the jokes one can make about an IBM 390! The Onion was born on the Web, and so tech humor is a mainstay.

One of my former employers, Network World, found out just how The Onion gets it tech ideas and writes its comedy.

Here's my favorite recent Onion tech story.

By the way, Network World continues to spread the lie that Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams launched the Bill Gates for President campaign in mid-November of last year, when we all know it was good, old Redmond magazine a full six weeks earlier that started the action. For some reason, Network World refuses to correct its error, and instead keeps repeating it. Bad form, guys.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 22, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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