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February 28, 2007


nellie henderson

Right on, Mark. But I think you could have made your point more succinctly. Cheers!

Joe Knowles

I can do this story in two sentences:

Our short stories are too long. Our long stories are too short.


I agree: This is a step that needs to be taken. But it needs to be done for the right reasons -- to give readers a variety of content.

If this is done simply to give the design crowd more real estate for immense cutouts and other meaningless eye candy, then it's a bad idea.

tv babe

Mark, didn't you blog long ago you had stopped reading the Post? Cheers!

Mark Potts

No, I've never said that. I no longer read the daily Post on paper (I do get the Sunday paper), but I religiously read the Post online when it's posted on the Web site the night before. And I check the site frequently during the day.

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