The loss of two people, even high ranking ones, might not seem too brutal but for the website’s recent history: it lost a quarter of its staff last November, along with a closely-aligned development executive at parent company CondéNet; then in April it lost more staff, including managing editor Leander Kahney, two other full-time employees, an unknown number of freelancers and several writers at Wired Digital’s Ars Technica website.
Man, lumped into “several writers”? Strong men also cry, Gawker. Strong men. Also cry.