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Of course, it's by no means guaranteed that online success — Michael Arrington's Techcrunch is the most influential tech news site in Silicon Valley — will bring, finally, contentment. As the Techcrunch publisher wrote last week, in a post now removed from his personal site, 'This mess is hard to bear'. [Cartoon by Hugh Macleod.] It really was a bad week for Arrington: the tech site's first professional reporter quit after just three weeks.