Reply 20 of 29, by aries-mu
creepingnet wrote on 2021-12-01, 00:32:
I think what has kind of happened is Computer Magazines are trying to legitimize their purpose by twisting the "branding" a little bit. "Hey, it's got a computer in it, let's write about it". Because nobody wants to hear about a pile of frighteningly similar PCs or the brand new yet-same-old Apple only 1/4 of the population can truly afford.
In the old days, because of broken barriers...the 640K Barrier, the 32-bit barrier, the 528MB HDD Barrier......getting actual full motion video on a PC with synced up and not-ear-raping quality sound...there was always some new exciting thing whether it was 3D shutter glasses or a laptop with a pen and touch screen that could be flipped over into a Tablet.
You make good points.
And I wonder about another thing at this point. In the old days, just to talk about computers, you had 400-500 pages per issue of many computer magazines, sometimes even thicker.
Nowadays, with the topics extended to a myriad of other computer-like or computer-containing devices, kinkles, and toys, you'd expect 2000 pages per issue. You get 50, 100 pages max.
Not to talk about the almost complete absence of print magazines. Almost all of them have gone electronic-only. I love the environment and I know it's important. Just, I miss that print part a lot. And technology today offers also 100% recycled solutions.
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