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InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories

We're giving up our paper magazine to go all-digital. Here's a look back at some of our best magazine work over 28 terrifically turbulent years.
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The 12th Annual InformationWeek 500

Our 12th annual InformationWeek 500 was our biggest print magazine issue ever, a veritable phone book at 532 pages plus covers. The dot-com bubble was starting to bulge at the seams. It seemed as if technology advertisers, large and small, were printing money, and our sales team wasn't averse to collecting some of it. A look at our masthead in that Sept. 11, 2000, issue reveals more than 60 full-time InformationWeek editors, reporters, researchers, photographers, designers and other editorial staffers. We actually employed a full-time editor year-round just to help us produce that one InformationWeek 500 issue. (But no staff sous chef or massage therapist. The largesse went only so far.) The No. 1 company in that year's InformationWeek 500 ranking? 3Com, now part of Hewlett-Packard, followed by CIT Group, Compaq Computer, Avnet, Cisco, Reliant Energy, Sprint, Boise Cascade, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Arrow Electronics. As for the cover illustration, is that a crane suspended in midair latched onto the elevated 5 in 500? Perhaps even cranes defied gravity and other laws of physics in those lofty times.

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ChrisMurphy,
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6/27/2013 | 9:15:09 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
Ouch -- I hadn't seen that, and you're right about the finality of sending something to the printer. But trust me, an error in digital hurts, too.
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6/26/2013 | 11:29:51 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
The print article dropped the last two words of the 7/9/2012 GM cover description. Another reason print is dieing. Not that the typos aren't worse, but you can't fix'm after they print'm
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OtherJimDonahue,
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6/26/2013 | 2:42:50 PM
re: InformationWeek's Most Important Cover Stories
After my 18 years here, this feels HUGE.

Jim Donahue
Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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6/24/2013 | 3:13:16 PM
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Slideshow coming soon. :-)
Paul Travis
InformationWeek.com
NJ Mike
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NJ Mike,
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6/24/2013 | 2:13:50 PM
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What? No coverage of Kim Kardashian's baby?
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Cara Latham,
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6/24/2013 | 1:22:56 PM
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So many years of excellent coverage. Here's to continued great coverage in the digital realm!
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