Dr. Dobbs to cease?
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Tue Jan 13 14:54:59 CST 2009
In article <496CE3F8.4020401 at oldskool.org>,
Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> writes:
> Richard wrote:
> >> Funny, I used to think of Byte as a hardware mag...
> >> It was when they drifted away from that I started to lose interest.
> > More hardware discussion happens on the net nowadays than ever
> > happened in BYTE magazine, even in its heyday.
> But that's because the viewship of online people has exceeded the
> readership of offline people. Twenty years ago, you could not say that,
> as the situation was reversed.
And the sun rises in the east. Sorry, but what you just said feels
like a tautological statement to me.
Yeah, 20 years ago there weren't as many people online. But even 20
years ago (that's 1989), BYTE was already dead (last issue July '98)
and DDJ was already declining.
There was a point when I regularly went to the newsstand to seek out
both of those magazines, but by 1990 that time had already come and
gone for both of them. I think I had given up on BYTE a few years
before it ceased publication. That DDJ has hung on this long shows
some determination on the part of its staff, but having received their
last print issue in the mail just the other day, I would say that it
was a rather pathetic end to that magazine.
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