WSJ Reporters Forced To Lug Laptops

The implosion of American capitalism could not leave the Wall Street Journal unscathed. Newsroom staff, already working long hours covering the financial panic, now have to contend with a computer crunch. The paper is dropping its lavish policy of allowing staff two PCs, including one opulent "ultra-lightweight" notebook. Reporters who want the luxury of working from home or filing from the field will have to haul their full-sized laptops — bought from the company that spied on them — back into the office when done, because the Journal won't spring for a dedicated desktop PC. Those cost literally hundreds of dollars a piece, computer hogs. Also, no Macs, because those are for communists. Just be glad you didn't get laid off like those New Jersey people. Yet. The full internal memo is after the jump.

WSJ Reporters Forced To Lug Laptops