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February Marks Venerable Magazine’s “All Digital” Transition

From PCMag.com:

“An Open letter to PC Magazine (Print) Readers,

The January 2009 issue (Volume 28, Issue 1) of PC Magazine will mark a monumental transition for the publication. It is the last printed edition of this venerable publication. Of course, as with any technology-related enterprise, this is not the end, but the beginning of something exciting and new…” (more)

[note: I’m very curious how many other magazines are going all-digital, and how my readers feel about the print version of your favorite magazines going away. Please let me know via a comment. I suspect, for some, it will be like losing an old friend..]

February 9, 2009 - Posted by | News, tech

3 Comments »

  1. TechPaul,

    Personally, I prefer the printed version of magazines… What are they going to do in Doctor’s offices if all magazines go digital? LOL…

    Other magazines? Check this out: http://www.zinio.com/home?ns=usa

    Rick

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    Comment by whatsonmypc | February 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. TechPaul,

    You got me thinking… If the majority of magazines went digital, can you imagine the “magazine pirating” that would occur. I can see torrent sites loaded with these. Some already have magazines available.

    Rick

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    Comment by whatsonmypc | February 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Thank you for the link to an all-in-one “gateway” for digital versions of well-known magazines. I have known for a long time that having an online presence was going to be a “must do” part of any communication media’s ‘business model’.. but this is the first time that a magazine I actually have been a “lifetime subscriber” to has eliminated their print version entirely.. and I will allow my subscription to lapse.
      There’s (ahem) a certain place where I do my magazine reading.. and I’m not going to bring a laptop or PDA in there..!

      I suspect this is the “wave of the future” though.. and the ‘Go Green’ saving trees will be the big sales point for gaining public acceptance.
      (Uh, folks.. paper can be recycled and trees grow? Electricity has to be generated .. somehow {coal burning, primarily}.. and batteries are nasty to recycle — especially big, car-sized batteries..)(Sorry. End rant)

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      Comment by techpaul | February 9, 2009 | Reply


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