This Just In got its first truly major press coverage this week — with a nice nod in Newsweek’s 14 November issue, in their new “Cyberscope” section.
There has been plenty of previous notice from smaller publications, but Newsweek is certainly a big fish.
They dub TJI “All the News That’s Not Fit to Print”. Inexplicably, they say it started in 1986. No, that’s when I started work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where True started on my hallway bulletin board.
I did really love the Jack-in-the-Box cartoon, though! I adapted the idea for the covers of the True book collections.
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Despite Newsweek’s gigantic circulation, the write-up “only” resulted in a few thousand new subscriptions — few people are online in 1994. The “Cyberscope” section was soon scrapped: they couldn’t constrain online news to just one page!