Nieuws - 1 maart 2005

April Fools

Last week’s announcement by the Executive Board in this newspaper that Wb would cease publication on 1 September led to a considerable number of indignant reactions.

The editors were touched by the expressions of support they received, especially the reader who sent an e-mail thanking us for ‘twenty years of reading pleasure’, and the student who suggested to the WSO that they should hold a demonstration against our impending demise. One reader with a subscription was more worried about his purse, and demanded to know whether the outstanding subscription money would be reimbursed. Some could not see the humour in the April Fools’ joke, but not to worry, 1 April only falls on a Thursday once every five years.