Okay, I know how much you all loved my post about having my first /. post modded up to +5, so I thought I’d let you know my first article submission got accepted too! As it currently looks:

Microsoft Hopes Prizes Will Attract New Searchers

Posted by CowboyNeal in The Mysterious Future!
from the scratch-and-win dept.

BertieBaggio writes “Remember the long-running e-mail hoax that had Bill Gates testing an “e-mail tracing program” and offering to pay recipients big bucks if they passed his test e-mail along to all their friends? Well, the offer is true, sort of. Microsoft wants you to use its search engine, and it’s got $1 million worth of prizes up for grabs for those who nibble at the offer. Following Yahoo’s recent consideration of offering prizes to searchers, is this another tactic to lure users away from Google with candy and other shiny things?”

What fun.

And yeah, I did take out a subscription just to see my story early. What of it?