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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 -- PAGE 6 It seems like ages ago now -- those days when I got my story of the day from a newsroom manned by a troop of journalists.
I was an employee of hope and a laborer of the system -- more precisely, a slave to technology and a victim to the promise that tomorrow would bring a better deal and company S.O.P. Like any good employee, I pretended I was busy but occasionally dropped in on my colleagues at the nearby newsroom.
There, a dozen writers, editors, data analysts and programmers worked every day, 9 to 5, to share an IT-spirited workspace with their business-savvy counterparts like me.
The small space had an array of cubicles with hundreds of magazines, newspapers and stained coffee mugs. Also visible were newspaper cutouts, dirty keyboards and lo-res computer …