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Computerworld print edition comes to an end after 47-year run

By Shawn Knight
Jun 20, 2014
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  1. After nearly half a century of publication (47 years, to be exact), the final issue of Computerworld will roll off the presses next Monday. In a post on the matter, editor-in-chief Scot Finnie said it's sad to lose anything that...

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  2. Magazines used to be the ****. Dell ads were the best. Their pricing blew everyone else away at the time. At least at the bookstore or library you can see some live chicks, unlike online.
     
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  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,712   +89

    Magazines use to be thick with good info on reporting events in video, computer, software and hardware. But lately the focus tends to be less for so much money for their magazines. Well everything is now is digital print soon all newspapers will follow this trend also.
     
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 748   +235

    I don't know know about "soon" with the newspapers. Local papers at the very least will probably be around for decades to come, esp in smaller communities. At least 20% of the US population can't even get proper internet and thanks to the moronic transition to digital OTA television, the paper is the only news source for a lot of rural folks.
     
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,522   +595

    Alternatively, you could just go out into the world, where there are some 3.5 billion of them....
     
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 946   +22

    I think at one time they were owned by ibm, because all they did was promote ibm mainframe software.
     
  7. Hexic

    Hexic TS Rookie Posts: 70   +8

    That's madness! Impossible, I say.
     
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  8. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Enthusiast Posts: 138   +24

    At least we have MaximumPC. Digital is lame.... Something about reading a magazine. Ever since many mags went digital I never read them anymore. Something to think about publishers.
     
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,522   +595

    Publishers across the board have been getting steamrolled by digital. They would love for people to switch back to the traditional media, but the lower costs and ease of use inherent of digital is eroding the traditional consumer base.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    I love getting magazines in the mail! They're really something to look forward to. The bulk of your mail will consist of bills, and really persistent insurance company junk mail. And don't get me started on the AARP. Once they find out you're getting up there in years, they latch on to your name and address like a pit bull on a kitten.

    So for now, I'm subscribed to "Guitar Palyer Magazine". It's 120 pages long, 70 of which are ads, but it's ever shiny and smells so good. Then there's all the pictures of those shiny new guitars, and amps, and stomp boxes. But best of all, there's only a couple of ads from Apple. It makes you want to rejoice in the art of living, and to be around for next month's issue. If only for the fact that if you die, you won't be able to say you weren't satisfied, and ask for your money back. The end.
     
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  11. I miss Byte magazine. One of the best.
     
     


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