The Industry Standard, the tech business magazine that flamed out after the tech bubble burst, is now back with an online version.
Derek Butcher, writing on the beta of the new web site, states, “The ‘Net economy is alive and well, having survived the boom and subsequent bust. Still, there are obvious echoes of a time when often anything seemed possible and sometimes nothing seemed logical. The new Industry Standard will certainly treat the growing volatility of our economy as an important part of its coverage, and endeavor to become a trusted source for reliable information and insight.
“We also recognize that it is a changed media landscape. We have decided to launch a very different Industry Standard, one that uniquely meets the needs of today’s Internet economy and its participants. We have abandoned the traditional media model based on a large editorial staff in favor of a new paradigm that values the commentary from thought leaders and the perspectives of our community. The endeavor will be guided by an all-star advisory board, which will help shape the online publication as we continue to evolve.
“The new Standard will stress several important elements:
“First, the Standard will have hard-hitting commentary from thought leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs and other contributors who understand the technologies, deals, and trends that are now shaping the Web world and other technology sectors.”
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