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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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InformationWeek strives for cover art that's attention-grabbing and edgy. But cute? There's no other way to describe the cover photo for our Sept. 25, 2000, article on IT pro burnout, featuring then-Credit Suisse IT manager Michael Miller with his son, Mikey, in a matching white shirt and tie. Our cover, "Balance Or Burnout," struck a chord with readers feeling the stress of runaway success. Jobs and bonuses were abundant in September 2000, but the Web had every company dreaming about tech-fueled riches, from dot-coms chasing IPOs to established companies spinning out Web operations. The romantic notion of trading long hours for a stock-option windfall was starting to collide with the reality of failed companies and strained relationships. Job hopping was rampant: A 25-year-old consultant described going to a "portal-software startup" for six months before bouncing back to his old gig. The tech bubble caused some of the burnout, but some of the pressure was here to stay. IT pros lamented how the Web demanded faster development cycles and constant iterations. And since most Web work was customer-facing, "people are given a task and then all of a sudden they have to wait for the marketing people," an IT manager bemoaned. Thirteen years later, and IT's still trying to get its relationship with marketing right.

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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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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
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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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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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