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January 12, 2001 1:02 PM   Subscribe

where did word go? It always screwed up my computer when it loads, but I love it for giving me Tony Millionairre.
posted by schlomo (15 comments total)

 
Is Word the word processing program? If so, ring it back so that you can do a spell check on "millionairre." Peace..ljust twitting you
posted by Postroad at 1:35 PM on January 12, 2001


That's bizarre. Why haven't we heard anything about this?
posted by waxpancake at 1:57 PM on January 12, 2001


Ach! Dead again? How depressing.
posted by Outlawyr at 1:59 PM on January 12, 2001


Zapata pulled the plug on word.com at least a couple months ago.
posted by puppy kuddles at 2:23 PM on January 12, 2001


I think the fact that the responses here seem to be either a) "What's word?" or b) "Word's gone?" says it all about where it went and why.
posted by aaron at 2:23 PM on January 12, 2001


Hmm... Sissyfight is still online, and it still links to Word.com.
posted by waxpancake at 2:25 PM on January 12, 2001


Postroad: Word is an unusual literary Web zine that debuted in 1995-96, folded, was resurrected by Zapata, and now has apparently folded again because Zapata is ceasing all Internet operations.

The Sissyfight message boards include a discussion of Word's demise.
posted by rcade at 2:27 PM on January 12, 2001


Move along folks, nothing to see here. Circa 1998. Yet another Word death.

They should call it the site with nine lives.
posted by josholalia at 2:28 PM on January 12, 2001


Well, I hope they get a 10th. Looking at Evhead for the first time in months reminded me about the graphics at Word. They had some great ways to display their ads (which, I now know, nobody ever clicked)....ahh well.

Thanks for the info!
posted by schlomo at 2:53 PM on January 12, 2001


The (re)loss of Word was something I really lamented ... I think it's second coming had a truly wonderful editorial mix. I also miss a couple of other really wonderful New York-based webzines such as Smug.
posted by MattD at 4:02 PM on January 12, 2001


Any idea what day they took the site down?
posted by waxpancake at 4:10 PM on January 12, 2001


It was there about 10 days ago, which was the last time I checked.
posted by sylloge at 5:01 PM on January 12, 2001


Word was the best online magazine ever. Hopefully its designers will be memorialized in some future history of the internet as some of the most ingenious and original to ever put a gif on a web page.

And, its editors managed to present some truly interesting and well written personal narratives without the excessive introspectiveness and ego that marred so many of its imitators.

posted by muta at 5:36 PM on January 12, 2001


They hadn't had any new material for months, just a wild "summer vacation" link page to old (but solid) stuff.

For you Maakies fans, an archive of 155 strips:
http://uranus.novagate.net/~pup/random/maakies/

Savor them slowly like fine wine.
posted by wiinga at 5:52 PM on January 12, 2001


I always kind of resented Word for the incredibly poor and awkward design of their comics section, which made it a pain in the ass to read Maakies. Ahhhh... Maakies. Love it love it.
posted by wiremommy at 10:46 PM on January 12, 2001


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