Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 11 October 2002
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From: Shane Walbran For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Mags and the Net Have I reduced my paper spending on magazines, yes. Would I buy an Arts & Letters Daily, no, did they have a print edition?? Have I been to the website, yes. Essentially the net has opened up what I usually go and read. The problem with print is that people are reliant on Publishers to ensure they can get x print. With the web, people go and find it themselves. Which is better? The ability to find out what the local news in Tauranga is against having to wait a week for that local paper to arrive in Wellington, or even not at all....? The web keeps me more current than the print editions, solely because I can access it when I need to. From: Charlie For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Magazines While it could be said that the stuff in magazines can be found on the net, the magazine brings all the various topics into one place, easy to read at any time, anywhere, including the little boys room (although I suppose there's a few freaks out there who will get comfortable then dial up via mobile on their laptops...) and it's sitting there waiting for you to pick it up and read it whenever you want it. No searching, and new products and information are there without fail. I subscribe to PC World and read it cover to cover every month. There's stuff in there such as Geoff Palmer's Delphi programming series that encourages people to try basic programming in a step by step month by month manner that is not intimidating. It just doesn't happen that way on the net. There's also heaps of useful hints & tips from users and writers, once again not something easily found on the net. I also purchase Australian PC Authority monthly, another excellent publication with a big emphasis on hardware, and on product comparisons. I sure hope that paper media will never die, it's too convenient to fall by the wayside. From: Steven Gardner For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Magazine vs Net I porbably spend about the same, but for different reasons. 5 years ago it was for the content of the magazine, stories, tips, etc. Now it is for the cover CD's for shareware, upgrades of browsers etc. 8.95 for a mag is better value to me than spending hours on a dialup line. When I get broadband, things will shift again, as the value shifts again, and I may never need to buy a PC magazine again.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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