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I Like The New Print Magazine From CNet …But

CnetMag-sWhen I heard that CNet was to begin publishing a new print edition, I was both excited and dumbfounded. Excited because I was a big fan of computer magazines 10-15 years ago; most of those publications are no more. Dumbfounded because no one was dared to bring out a new computer magazine in years.

I bought the first issue and was immediately impressed that the magazine has much of the look and feel of Wired magazine (one of the few magazines I still receive). After reading the magazine, I was happy that the magazine was more technology/gadget focused than Wired. The new CNet magazine is a technology/gadget publication, not a computer magazine. Desktops are nowhere to be seen and laptops receive only scant mention. As it is 2014, phones get the bulk of coverage. There is also coverage of high tech motorcycles, smart homes, and battery technology to round things out. It is $6 at the news stand and will be published 4 times per year. Overall, I’m pleased with the magazine, and plan to subscribe, however, that brings me to the but.

… But

Who will support this publication? Sure, an old fart, like me, will pay $6 for a print copy, but how many younger folks will buy a magazine when they do their reading on their phones or tablets. CNet apparently is well aware of this, as the only subscription option I could find is for 2 issues. Yes, 2 issues – the current one and the next one. Way to instill confidence in your product! I guess I’ll just enjoy it while it exists.

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The St.Louis Globe-Democrat Returns Dec. 8, 2009

The St.Louis Globe-Democrat returns December 8, 2009 as an internet-only entity.

slgd031428After a 23 year hiatus, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat will once again serve the people of St. Louis. The Globe-Democrat will provide St. Louis with a news and information portal unlike no other. It will utilize the latest technology to provide the best news experience utilizing all electronic formats.

www.globe-democrat.com

 

LIFE Magazine Now Online

life64-smGoogle has placed online the complete issues of Life magazine from 1936 to 1972.

Very nice.

Go to LIFE.


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