Media Memories Tweaked

In Era of Blog Sniping…” November 4, 2008, the new york times writes “During past downturns, layoffs were mostly a private affair.”

However layoffs in the tech world have been blogged for at least the past ten years causing me to ponder what is our liberal paper trying to say?

October 16, 2006

Blogs, Web Sites Rile IBM Workers Over Layoffs

May 31, 2002 IBM Layoffs approach 5,000 was listed by the AllianceIBM Web site:
“The AllianceIBM Web site lists layoffs at IBM plants in Burlington, Vt.; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Southbury, Conn.; Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Rochester, Minn.; East Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, NY; Boulder, Colo.; San Jose, Calif.; Beaverton, Ore. and elsewhere.”

Years before a blog like web called “killthecompany” listed all the startups and corporations that were laying off employees in the hundreds, all at the same time. It was the pre-Apple secrets era.

Starting in the mid-90s 3Letters laid off anyone 34 and over and replaced them with imports. They made the imports U.S. citizens and now such citizens are 34 they are being laid off. Not a day goes by without a layoff at this lovely example of unregulated capitalism and “legal” immigration industry. Is it any wonder that blogs have been tackling the twitter of these occasions for as long?

May 2007

Periodic IBM Layoffs Continue » IBM Eye

What I would like to read from Media is how is President Obama going to twitter this.


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