NOW What?


Graffiti or prophecy? Taken at the corner of Dundas Street & University Avenue.

You may have noticed that I haven’t had any tech columns published in NOW Magazine as of late. Here’s why:

Two of the three pieces I’ve had published have proved to be an epic struggle with my editor, requiring multiple rewrites and lengthy phone conversations. A piece I wrote about the Telus bid to take over Fido followed a similar pattern, but after lots of tweaking I woke up on the morning of June 17th fully expecting to see my very timely piece in the new edition of the free weekly paper.

Instead I got a short email from the editor saying that the piece was “really close but not quite there”, whereas just a few days prior it seemed like it was a go. And I haven’t had any correspondence with her since.

With my paltry commission I certainly didn’t take on this gig for the money, but the constant rejection is starting to wear on my impregnable ego just a little bit, as it becomes more and more apparent that my editor clearly isn’t a fan.

So what do you think? Time for me to move on, or should I just suck it up and thank my lucky stars for this low-paying but high-profile opportunity?

By Andrew

Mobile phones, Linux and copyright reform. Those go together, right?


  1. AC:

    Fight the corporate power! Set up your own tech magazine that features hooker ads in the back!


  2. mm…keep writing the way you do for your self
    but keep the job, work is work.

    (freedom of speech my ass)


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