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Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: A-ONE... A New Atari Online Magazine Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG) Date: Sun Feb 21 22:59:26 1999 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Mirando) Date: 21 Feb 1999 15:52:37 GMT For Immediate Release Former Atari Editors to Debut New Online Magazine [February 19, 1999, Boston] Former STReport Atari Editors Dana Jacobson and Joe Mirando announced today that they have begun work on a new Atari online magazine. A-ONE (Atari Online News, Etc.), which will likely debut on Friday, March 5, will be a magazine primarily aimed to serve the Atari community, according to Jacobson. "Our goal," said Jacobson, "is to focus on a magazine which covers material of interest to fellow Atari users. We'll do our best to cover all facets of the Atari experience - computing and console gaming. But, we'll also cover topics that are of a general interest to Atari users: general industry news items and other gaming platforms." "Joe and I have been using and writing about Atari computers for a long time," says Jacobson. "Between the two of us," he added, "we've probably written for most of the commercial Atari magazines of yesteryear such as Current Notes, Atari Interface, ST Informer, and Atari Explorer. And we just completed a lengthy stint with STReport, an online magazine. We have both considered doing an Atari online magazine on our own for quite some time now. The talks became more serious the past few weeks and many of our STReport readers were asking. The timing was perfect." Jacobson states that A-ONE readers will see the same coverage as they did with STReport, but more. "Columns such as 'People Are Talking' will continue in A-One," states Jacobson, "and the Atari news items, various announcements and product descriptions will continue. We're also going to continue with the computing and technology industry news section, as well as Atari and other platform gaming news. All of that will remain unchanged, except cosmetically." When asked what new things A-ONE readers will be able to see in the magazine, Jacobson reported that "we have a lot of new ideas; and we're going to be able to resurrect some old ones! We've talked to Michael Burkley, of Suzy B's fame. A-ONE readers will be happy to learn that Michael has agreed to bring back his "Unabashed Atariophile" column - a column devoted to Atari public domain, shareware, and freeware software. We're also looking to get more involved with Atari internet news. We're working on 'guest columns.' We'll be talking to a number of people to help us make A-ONE the #1 Atari online magazine worldwide." According to Jacobson, A-ONE will be a text-based magazine. However, he stated that an HTML version hasn't been ruled out as an additional format. "We're in the process of establishing distribution points for the magazine," Jacobson stated. "We'll maintain our e-mail distribution lists as well as making the magazine available on online services such as Delphi and bulletin boards. We'll also make it available for downloading via numerous Internet web pages. The best way to do this, and make it accessible to all readers, is text. But we realize that some of our readers may want to read A-ONE while on the Internet. The 'plain' text version will be available initially, but we're also considering adding an HTML version, with all the 'eye-candy,' for those who might want it." To contact A-ONE regarding e-mail subscriptions or other inquiries, send e-mail to email@example.com . For submissions and related information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .