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 Mitch Wagner

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California Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

Articles by Mitch Wagner
posted in May 2006

Is Wikipedia Dead, Or Just Pining For The Fjords?

5/25/2006
Nick Carr says it's dead, as the community encyclopedia has put in place a tightening series of controls on who can contribute content.

He notes that one of the kinds of restrictions is named "in good Orwellian fashion, 'semi-protection,'" which blocks unregistered editors and editors with very new accounts from editing a page.

"The end came last Friday," Carr writes. "That's when Wikipedia's founder, J

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People Use Word Because They Use Word

5/24/2006
I've been puzzled as to why people would choose to write in Microsoft Word--or any word processor--if the text they're producing has little or no formatting. Well, I got my answer, and I fear that, alas, it's less interesting than I had hoped: People use what they're used to using. Now you're thinking: Well, duh.

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Office 2007 'Shiny,' Says Scalzi

5/23/2006
Scalzi has been playing with the Office 2007 beta and loves it. He writes:

I can say at this point that a) I really like the new organizational structure of the features up at the top (the tabs mean you don't have to drill down through several hundred menus to find functionality), and b) I sure hope MS improves its"Publish to Blog" feature, because right now it stinks; I can't get it to play with the Whatever, which
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