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Acornuser recruiting, Iconbar recruited

By Chris Williams. Published: 3rd Apr 2003, 13:29:19 | Permalink | Printable

Wait, there's always another way! [Updated 09:40 7/4/2003]

We can't begin to tell you how good it is to run an online news site, compared to a paper based one. Articles? They can be instantaneously uploaded for readers to peruse. Corrections? They can be applied immediately. Images, downloads? Ok, you get the idea, all these things we take for granted are a pain in the spellchecker for dead tree based editors.

So it's no surprise that Acornuser, that great established pillar of the RISC OS world and I don't half remember first reading a copy in 1992, needs your help! Editor Rob Donaldson has appealed for two positions, a feature and a review editor for the magazine, blaming "expansion" of their publisher. God only knows if it's a paid job, AU still haven't replied to our email and they're not known for paying previous contributors. Despite reported close links to Scientology (gasp), as you can see, lots of people love Tau Press' publication. We suppose their saving grace is that they're the only high street stocked RISC OS magazine, barely.

Alternatively, you could always join 'Hugh Jampton' and get paid to write for CD mag RiscWorld, who are always on the look out for article writers, RiscWorld editor Aaron Timbrell tells us. There's also Acorn Publisher, editted by John Cartmell after taking over from Mike Williams, next month's issue will be their "largest ever" we're told.

"Our typical issue is 17% advertising (compared with AU's 50%) and nearly half of our non-advertising pages are in full colour (comapred with 2%?)", John happily boasted to us today. "Despite the name we cover general graphics, desktop publishing and web design - it's not just for Publishers."

Also, free sample copies of Acorn Publisher can be sent to anyone who hasn't seen the magazine before and content details, subscription prices and so on can all be found on the AP website. Good stuff.

Iconbar recruited
And we have to mention Omega hugging iconbar.com's latest coloumnist Tanya Jones, writing as a RISC OS Virgin, all as part of NoughtPointOne's drive to produce more online content.

"Well, I'm undecided", writes Tanya in her first article. "I'm currently trying to install Linux, which will probably have a bearing on whether I do embrace RISC OS again, but I must admit that I'm still at danger of being seduced by the rather lovely design of the RISC OS desktop, not to mention the beautifully rendered fonts."


Acornuser editor Rob Donaldson finally got round to sending us a brief email today regarding the recent call for two new sub-editors.

"We are expanding and the number of new products appearing is increasing", Rob commented. "It's not full time, obviously, but really important and we need people who are really in touch with the user side of the market."

So, like you then Rob?


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Ho ho! Recruiting indeed! -- Michael Stubbs, Leeds

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 3/4/03 11:40PM
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Oops, forgot to mention that we also consider any article submissions :-)

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 4/4/03 2:49AM
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Note: The word was 'consider'. Drobe.co.uk doesn't accept any old rubbish, unlike some places... ;-) -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 4/4/03 9:35AM
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Spriteman: are you sure? They ran some tosh by some weirdo about that Front Ender thing...

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 4/4/03 9:37AM
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Never heard of it. Although I think my point is proven by the fact they ran my article on FrontEnder 2. Totally unrelated to the article you're on about I'm sure ;-) -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 4/4/03 9:39AM
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Is the April AU out yet? I'm after their South West show report - has that been published yet?

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 4/4/03 10:01AM
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Take my word for it and don't go near Tau Press or Quest Design & Publishing (their AU-subsidised business). You'll wish you hadn't!

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 7/4/03 10:20PM
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arenaman : For once, we are in total agreement. Anyone taking up any of these post should ideally have a very thick skin and be able to put up with constant bickering as well as some bloody dodgy practises and theologies (cult alarms should ring when they say you *must* go on one of their brain washing scientology course).

/me counts how many folks who have gone to work for Tau he has warned and how many ignored him. Hmmmm, 4 and 4.

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 7/4/03 10:52PM
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Perhaps I'll work for them - I'll enjoy telling them to cock off if they insist I go to quasi-religious events.

 is a RISC OS Userrobert79 on 8/4/03 11:54PM
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robert : it's one of the conditions of what they class as employment. Refuse and you're out (you're resisting their cult brainwashing which is bad - it means you will be able to argue why they owe you 2 months wages still and not let them do a guilt trip by saying it's gone to "the foundation")

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 9/4/03 9:42AM
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Nodoid: you're starting to sound like an obsessed maniac.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 9/4/03 6:46PM
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chris : nope. Just trying to warn people away from some very dangerous practises.

To see how dangerous Scientology is

[link] - Project Clambake

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 10/4/03 12:28PM
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