[kwlug-disc] Linux-Format Magazine

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 16:44:50 EST 2009


Magazines translate into the e-book format concept.  So they do have a
foot in the door still.

I guess the issue is whether or not there is any value in the work
done laying out a magazine.  It is great when CSS scripts can
auto-format database-generated info into a unified style and present
it to a browser.

And hopefully there is still something to be said for reading an
article written by an author you have been following that has earned
your respect and trust, versus relying on whatever google returns in
the first two pages of its search results to be accurate.

Brent

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 4:18 PM, L.D. Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
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> I get the impression that how people view the difference between print
> magazines and content from the internet has a lot to do with their age.
>  Younger people who have grown up with the internet tend to view print
> media as "deprecated".  Older folks, including myself, get news from the
> web, but still have a soft-spot/need for large-format printed matter.
> And not just because of bad eyesight.
>
> Really, it is difficult to beat the clay-coated pages of a National
> Geographic.  There many aspects of a hard magazine that the web will not
> be able to capture in the near future: colour, resolution, layout,
> portability, robustness, accessibility...
>
> I agree with Raul that there is some life left for the magazine.
>
> Raul Suarez wrote:
>> --- On Thu, 3/5/09, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
>>> I don't want to rain on any parades, but isn't the
>>> concept of the
>>> magazine essentially depreciated by the Internet?
>>
>> Maybe eventually but not yet.
>>
>> I still don't have the habit of taking my laptop to the dentist to ready my news and opinion while on the waiting room.
>>
>> There are also some other rooms in my house where I feel more comfortable with a printed magazine than with a laptop.
>>
>> So as of right now and for me, sometimes the internet is more convenient (I read my news there every day) but sometimes the magazines are more convenient (I subscribe to one weekly and two monthly magazines).
>>
>> I prefer magazines for the opinion pieces but I think that regarding the authoritativeness of the sources, the internet is already "there".
>>
>> Raul Suarez
>>
>> Technology consultant
>> Software, Hardware and Practices
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