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At 86, and downsized from the Post, Liz Smith is ready to leave the dinosaur media behind her. “You know, newspapers are suffering already, magazines are beginning to suffer. The Internet really has begun to hurt them,” she said at a Literacy Partners benefit. But the website she co-founded, wowOwow.com, “is a big success; it hasn’t made money yet, but it will.” Smith’s staff has taught her to use e-mail. “Today they said, ‘Sit down, we’re going to teach you how to send an e-mail.’ I’m very proud of myself.” But don’t expect to see her Twittering from Michael’s. “I would still be writing with a feather if they’d let me.”

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