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http://www.zinio.com/express3?issue37285059&ref_ide01&ref_t=Z&originidi422724
I just got my PC magazine changed over to this. It is a shadow of its former self. So sad. At least John Dvorack is still in there. But almost nothing else.
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Not even the old grandaddy John D. is a big enough draw to keep me reading PC mag in that format. One of the joys of a magazine subscription is to have something to read when I am having lunch that doesn't have anything to do with construction. I think this format will have a lot of appeal to the geekazoids, but not much more. I would suspect that we are getting ready to lose PC mag.
My long time favorite is PC World, and apparently they are tinkering with the same ideas. They are already skinny enough to be called a pamphlet these days, but they announced that December's issue had dropped yet two more departments.
I remember when I would get PC World, PC Magazine, and the Computer Shopper. I literally couldn't digest all those articles in a month before the next issues came out. With only two of those three left, I can finish them both in a little more than an hour since there is so little actual information in them.
How sad.
Robert
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Not even the old grandaddy John D. is a big enough draw to keep me reading PC mag in that format. One of the joys of a magazine subscription is to have something to read when I am having lunch that doesn't have anything to do with construction. I think this format will have a lot of appeal to the geekazoids, but not much more. I would suspect that we are getting ready to lose PC mag.
Many years ago I subscribed to PC Magazine but they went to strictly internet, did they go pack to publishing a magazine? That was the reason I switched over to PC World.
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Leon wrote:

The largest down side to e-magazines is that my wife will not let me take the computer into the "Reading Room"
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My mistake, I was thinking Windows Magazine.
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Windows Magazine? I have fond memories of that magazine. They changed to a business format. Then died shortly thereafter.
I never understood the concept of taking something that is successful and killing it through unwanted "innovation". If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Lee Michaels wrote:

That often happens when one company moves into an area that's new for them by buying a smaller company and just doesn't understand the new market. The classic example was when a German company bought Alka-Seltzer without realizing it was a blue-collar over-indulgence remedy, they tried to take it upscale with advertising aimed at a hipper market, the result was falling sales. The difference in woodworking is a tool company buys another tool company--you'd think they'd know what they're doing--and still manages to ruin the brand they just bought by cutting corners and trashing its reputation. Makes me sad to see a once superior brand turned into made-in-China junk.
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Leon wrote:

Not much of a mistake. I quit reading PC Gag when it turned out it WAS a windows rag.
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Yes ,they published a paper magazine till a month ago. I subscribed a few months ago when they still came out every two weeks. Then they got a new boss who said it will be once a month. That lasted a few issues when they said no more paper mag, just digital.
And with each issue, it gets smaller and smaller. There was ONE good article in the whole issue. It seems like their whole appeal is nostalgia. I don't see how they can survive on that. They may be able to do it if it becomes a total bare bones operation. But who is going to stick around for that?
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Not even the old grandaddy John D. is a big enough draw to keep me reading PC mag in that format. One of the joys of a magazine subscription is to have something to read when I am having lunch that doesn't have anything to do with construction. I think this format will have a lot of appeal to the geekazoids, but not much more. I would suspect that we are getting ready to lose PC mag.
My long time favorite is PC World, and apparently they are tinkering with the same ideas. They are already skinny enough to be called a pamphlet these days, but they announced that December's issue had dropped yet two more departments.
I remember when I would get PC World, PC Magazine, and the Computer Shopper. I literally couldn't digest all those articles in a month before the next issues came out. With only two of those three left, I can finish them both in a little more than an hour since there is so little actual information in them.
How sad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I hear ya. Magazines traditionally provided information and reading pleasure. Not much of that any more.
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