PC Magazine and Dr. Dobb’s Journal are going web-only

Or: web killed the paper star?

From The 2008 Media Inflection: Meet Dr. Web, the New Gorilla by Herb Sutter:

  • As of January 2009: PC Magazine is going “digital only.” After the January issue, the print magazine will disappear. Instead, the content will appear exclusively on the web.
  • As of January 2009: Dr. Dobb’s Journal is permanently suspending print publication and going web-only. Some of the content will be available as a new “Dr. Dobb’s Report” section of InformationWeek.

I hope that at least IEEE and ACM keep printing their magazines, or I would not have anything meaningful to read at the hairdresser or in the dentist’s waiting room.

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