“I was given the brush-off at first, told to e-mail the story. Aside from the fact that I didn’t have e-mail at the time, I was not sending the story off into ether.”

Freelance writer Dan Forbes, on his technophobic, thoroughly Luddite pitch of a drug-control payola scandal to …

“A friend of mine says that when they write the history of the Internet as a medium this story will be mentioned. How many real heavy-duty scoops have there been on the Internet prior to this?”

… and Forbes again, awakening to the Internet’s way new journalism about five years too late, High Times, December 2000 (issue date)

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