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QOTD: Do You Subscribe to Tech Magazines?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 77 comments

There's something to be said about holding up a good book or a good magazine and flipping through the pages.

With a solid net connection, it's so easy these days to find the information you're looking for quickly and easily, without having to pay for extra tree killing. Arguably however, our energy use has gone up significantly over the years, so clearly there's an impact on the environment in other ways.

Every thing is going online nowadays. Even news papers that have held out for decades, are now shutting down their printing presses completely and changing to an online model.

The question of the day is: Do you still subscribe to print computer/tech magazines?

And if so, which ones and why?

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    dingumf , April 21, 2009 12:09 AM
    A laptop on my lap while taking a dump just doesn't seem right.
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    rigaudio , April 20, 2009 11:44 PM
    I don't subscribe, but I pick up a computing mag every once in a while. You can get everything you want online nowadays, but I hope magazines stick around for a while.
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    kittle , April 20, 2009 11:46 PM
    nope I stopped many years ago. Last magazine I subscribed to was "Byte"
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    warezme , April 20, 2009 11:48 PM
    CPU! RULES!!!!!
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    tjhva , April 20, 2009 11:49 PM
    Fast Company.
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    my_name_is_earl , April 20, 2009 11:50 PM
    Yes, it's call a URL.
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    my_name_is_earl , April 20, 2009 11:52 PM
    warezmeCPU! RULES!!!!!

    Yea I love that too but their news and such is always late to the table.
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    Upendra09 , April 20, 2009 11:57 PM
    Pcmag, .... it's awesome
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    gosefroba , April 20, 2009 11:57 PM
    maximum pc
    pcgamer
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    Mizoguchi , April 21, 2009 12:00 AM
    I wanted to but at this point with the 9 or 10 tech sites I check daily I figure I'm not missing much.
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    curnel_D , April 21, 2009 12:03 AM
    Dont care either way, but this picture is by far the best so far.
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    Nik_I , April 21, 2009 12:05 AM
    i subscribe to maximum pc. i used to occasionally buy it, but when i found out i could subscribe for the same price i would pay for something like 3 issues, i just went ahead and subscribed.
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    cruiseoveride , April 21, 2009 12:09 AM
    About 10yrs ago when computers were getting very popular.
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    dingumf , April 21, 2009 12:09 AM
    A laptop on my lap while taking a dump just doesn't seem right.
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    Startingline13 , April 21, 2009 12:10 AM
    I still subscribe to a number of magazines. 12 in total. Not all tech of course, but I still enjoy having the hard copy of what I read in my hand, plus skimming through old things from time to time helps me to remember tips and tricks from the past which I may have forgotten.
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    techw , April 21, 2009 12:17 AM
    Maximum PC
    Wired
    Popular Science
    Motor Trend
    Etc...
    Until I get an e-book reader like the Kindle to read when I don't have an Internet connection they are the next best thing.
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    Greatwalrus , April 21, 2009 12:52 AM
    techwMaximum PCWiredPopular ScienceMotor TrendEtc...Until I get an e-book reader like the Kindle to read when I don't have an Internet connection they are the next best thing.


    Yeah, but like dingumf said, holding an ebook reader while taking a dump just doesn't seem to compare to a magazine. Of course, my dumps don't generally require either, so who knows what I'm talking about :p 

    By the way, I used to subscribe to Popular Science and PcMag.. I miss those subscriptions!
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    pjmelect , April 21, 2009 12:57 AM
    The American computer magazines are now truly awful, years ago they were the best in the world back in the time of Byte etc. I don’t know why they have become so bad perhaps it is the growth of the Internet or they have forgotten about the enthusiast and are going for the professional market. On the other hand the UK magazines are still quite good catering for the computer enthusiast.
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    philpot2005 , April 21, 2009 1:04 AM
    Maximum PC once upon a time.
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    Ogdin , April 21, 2009 1:05 AM
    Maximum pc
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    greliu , April 21, 2009 1:07 AM
    Internet, Mags a waste of paper.
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