News column

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News column

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1 PURPOSE:
To give readers interesting, thought-provoking, funny, even controversial columns to read on the subject of Linux, free software and (to a lesser extent) technology in general.

2 WORD COUNT:
About 270 words, or 1,700 characters..

3 LAYOUT:
Don't worry about this - there is a standard layout for columns.

4 PICTURES AND BOXES:
Don't worry about this - we illustrate columns only with a photograph of the columnist.

5 STRUCTURE:
///TITLE///
Comment

///HEADLINE///
A three or four-word headline. Note that it will be split over two lines.

///NAME///
eg David Cartwright

///COPY///
Add text here.

///CROSSHEAD///

///END COPY///

///BIOG BIT///
About 15 words about the columnist. This won't change month on month.

///END COLUMN///

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