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Microsoft has just put money into an upmarket new webzine. It’s called Slate, as in “How’s your latest project coming along?” “‘s’ late.” Slate is an American political/current affairs magazine edited by Michael Kinsley, a leading liberal journalist and former editor of the New Republic. The true webzine exists only on the world wide web (on www.slate. com.), and that’s the case with this one-up to a point. You can, if you wish, download it and print it on to boring old paper, or download it to your hard disk and read it at your leisure. You can also give…

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