Sunday, September 19, 2004
Satirical magazine Spike's survival was in doubt yesterday after
rumours it would be closing after the collapse of a rescue deal.
While Spike publisher Stephen Vines would not confirm the
closure, sources at the magazine said staff had received an e-mail
from Mr Vines saying negotiations for a further injection of funds
had fallen through and the magazine would be closing.
Mr Vines had said in June that the publication was having business
troubles, but was upbeat at the time about the chances of keeping it
afloat. Last night he was telling a different story："Unfortunately,
I can't tell you anything. We're in the middle of something here and
it would be staggeringly unhelpful of me to say anything at the
moment," he said, "There's nothing I can say that will be helpful to
見Burn rate如斯高速，怕步"白粉馬"搞Eastern Express或何公子搞iMail
始終社會的大多數 -- 包括頭腦簡單的傳媒人 -- 的眼睛係雪亮的。倒董
流，連笑話都不好笑（Humor and satire? what humour and satire?),