#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 6th, 2013 17:43
#2 By: AnonKopimi, August 6th, 2013 17:51
Dear Repor-... VOLUNTEER Contributors:
After you have completed your mandatory 4-week indoctrination working in one of Amazon's many vast order-fulfillment warehouses, you may sign up for a desk here at WaPo Online News. There will be a waiting period of 2 to 3 months for a single-rental desk, so out of the generosity of management we have provided a very comprehensive and fair desk-sharing plan (see attached).
Praise your Overlord,
#3 By: Cowicide, August 6th, 2013 17:59
Microsoft had the "decency" to label its media-borging enterprise MSNBC so we're reminded of who helps call the shots there.
Shouldn't the Washington Post now be called AmaWashPoZan or something?
#4 By: ocschwar, August 6th, 2013 18:34
A good test for whether Bezos will do anything worthwhile with his new toy will be whether or not Mr. CmdrTaco runs out of there screaming.
#5 By: Boundegar, August 6th, 2013 19:06
Well I hope he manages the paper well. I grew up with the Post.
The current wisdom says that the internet is killing newspapers, and only by slashing payroll can they survive - but that sounds like the things private equity always says when it's cannibalizing a business. I really hope Bezos can be the counterexample that destroys that narrative.
#6 By: kmoser, August 6th, 2013 19:17
First change: stop calling it by the trendy nickname "WashPo" and start calling it by its full name.
#7 By: Suzanne, August 6th, 2013 19:41
Good thing he's got that computer science thing to fall back on, because he sucks at writing.
#8 By: Suzanne, August 6th, 2013 19:42
#9 By: Bytebro, August 6th, 2013 19:49
#10 By: Ronald Pottol, August 6th, 2013 20:00
CmdrTaco has said he is not directly affected, he works for a part that wasn't sold.
#11 By: AnonKopimi, August 6th, 2013 20:44
#12 By: Steven_Patz, August 7th, 2013 20:07
No, no. I think the employees will be well paid. What will change is all those pesky items about how Amazon warehouses are modern day sweatshops. I mean if the WaPo says it's not true, who are we to raise a ruckus?
#13 By: Cory Doctorow, August 11th, 2013 17:43
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