[nSLUG] The H closes

Daniel AJ Sokolov daniel at falco.ca
Sat Jul 20 00:02:11 ADT 2013

On 2013-07-19 23:49 wrote Gerald Ruderman:
> Daniel,
> I'm sorry that is happening, I will miss it. What happens to the German
> language version?

Heise.de keeps rocking! :-)

The German version has way more readers than The H. And we cover a much
wider range of topics.

The H faces the problem that they never reached the number of readers
they deserved. I had very little interaction with The H, so I don't know
any internals. I don't know what they did or did not try to gain a wider

The most recent (and thus last) article of mine that they translated for
The H was this one:

Google I/O: How to build battery-efficient apps

Although I thought it was a very interesting topic, it didn't yield a
single comment. Compare with the German version's 43 comments.

Comments mean page-views, which is a necessity for ad revenue.

Daniel AJ

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