g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
alicve and bill my posterior, they dont even write the colum anymore, if you read it everything is third person not a word written as if by "alice or bill" im so tired of it, since it was about the only reason to read the mag anyway, im ready to quit buying it. and i hope they do read it as i have been wanting to emain just that
Hey, let me jump in here. I am Alice Hill of Alice and Bill, the writers of the Hard Edge Tech column on Computer Shopper (12 years this month!) We were made to write in third person by our editor when the column started, and while it is weird to do, that's just how they wanted it and they pay our bills, if you know what I mean.
We launched aliceandbill.com as a way for Hard Edge readers to find us online, since Shopper wouldn't put up a page for us. We pay for it ourselves and accept no ads, and we write in first person! It's just a way to have contact every day vs. once a month in print.
I got involved with Maximum PC when George Jones from my old CNET days (I used to be in charge of CNET.com and launched Gamcenter.com back in the day) became Editor in Chief of Max PC. I think the magazine is just what is needed today, and I love hardware, so I started doing some pieces like the one on how Google works and VoIP. Anyway, I love the message board, and I do read everything.
I posted some stuff from our site, and left the link to each item so you would know were were legit and some some random cranks. Well, ok, maybe we can be random and cranky, but you get the idea. I also want to convince Bill to hang out here!