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News Corp Will Charge For Newspaper Websites 453

suraj.sun writes "Rupert Murdoch says having free newspaper websites is a 'flawed' business model. Rupert Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation's newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a 'malfunctioning' business model. Encouraged by booming online subscription revenues at the Wall Street Journal, the billionaire media mogul last night said that papers were going through an 'epochal' debate over whether to charge. 'That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from the Wall Street Journal's experience,' he said."

Comment Re:It should flourish. (Score 1) 275

I'm still employed and hope to be continually employed.

But in my spare time, I'm furiously hacking away on my own GPL'd application to:

1) perhaps sell it (in the MySQL model)
2) add new skills
3) add something additional to my resume

Scary economy has effect of making me work harder.

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Journal Journal: 40 hours a week of productive programming?

I've been reading Joel Sposky's new book, The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky and the article from ea_spouse. Let's talk about the 40-hour programmer work week. The shelves are replete with software engineering books which also claim programmers' productivity drops past a certain point. Thus smart managers are encouraged to limit their programmers' time in the office to 40 hours a week.

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Over the shoulder supervision is more a need of the manager than the programming task.

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