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January 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm #15099
January 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm #15102
Ed PParticipant@edpsForumite Points: 2,121
Thanks for the link, shame about the Mag. There was a ‘golden period for tor tech mags from the 70s (Byte Mag, PC Plus etc) through to the early noughties but then the bottom slowly dropped out. Maker mags (Raspi etc ) seem to be soldiering on but it seems that no-one and no journo job is ‘safe’ in today’s environment.00January 1, 2018 at 7:28 pm #15108
The DukeModerator@sgb101Forumite Points: 1,755
Shame on the mag, as has been said above, we experienced this a year or two ago.
It seems the internet killed the PC mag space. Ironically if the mags weren’t so good at their job, the internet could still be the plaything of the geek. They sort of killed themselves.
Side note, the feeling of sadness when the 700mb download starts and say 5mins plus, and you sigh. Then realise you’re spoilt. Just a few years ago that would take hours a decade ago would be days, and blow your cap.
I’ve dabbled in Linux on and off, mainly mint and Ubuntu, but I’m defo a noob. The majority of the mags will be obsolete, but the later ones may hold some gems.
The pi mag was mentioned above. It’s good and thriving 1. Cos pi is the ‘in thing’, and 2. It’s a super-focused magazine.
It’s a decent mag, and nice mag to read on a tablet when waiting for folk (read wife).00January 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm #15112
blacklion1725Participant@blacklion1725Forumite Points: 754
Thanks for the link, shame about the Mag. There was a ‘golden period for tor tech mags from the 70s (Byte Mag, PC Plus etc) through to the early noughties but then the bottom slowly dropped out. Maker mags (Raspi etc ) seem to be soldiering on but it seems that no-one and no journo job is ‘safe’ in today’s environment.
Yeah air of inevitability about it all. Interesting to see that books are fighting back (and possibly winning) against kindle/ebooks but mags are in the”real-time” market and they don’t stad a chance. Still miss my MM weekly installment – the CPC catalogue is the only physical thing (books aside) I read now.00January 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm #15115
DrezhaParticipant@drezhaForumite Points: 539
I did get a subscription to MagPi this year for Christmas so I’m hoping that one remains running for the time being!
On another note, I also have a newspaper subscription (shock!), though that’s only to RAF News.00
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