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Re: Penton Media Ceasing publication of iProDeveloper & Power IT Pro



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There weren't enough people that read or paid for the magazine to make it.
It's not the information necessarily; it's that people don't use that
technique. As has been said, if advertisers don't buy ads, and if people
don't pay for subscription, it's tough to make it go.


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:17 AM, Ketzes, Larry <lketzes@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Must be something wrong with me. I miss the print magazines such as
System iNews and still have a few issues with relevant articles that I
refer to from time to time. To me, more information is better, and
especially with the 'I'. Oh well, I am obviously very much in the
minority. I don't claim to read every word on the websites or magazines,
but if one calls to me, I find the time.

Larry

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:10 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Penton Media Ceasing publication of iProDeveloper & Power IT
Pro

Me too, however, if you started to publish as you suggest which vendors
are going to buy advertising from you just so you turn around and publish a
less than perfect article about them? Remember this is not about
publishing a nice newsletter or magazine that gives you information; it's
about making money on the advertising. The ads they were running were not
effective in getting you to buy, so vendors stopped advertising. No
advertising, no magazine.

On the other hand, if you think there is a market for this type of
product, the cost of entry is now very low. Get yourself a cloud based web
site, start lining up authors and vendors willing to pay for advertising
and you're in business.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Richter
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:44 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Penton Media Ceasing publication of iProDeveloper & Power IT
Pro

all of the industry pubs, with the exception of Timothy Pricket Morgan at
IT Jungle, are not very interesting these days. I would like to read about
which vendors are ripping off their customers and which do not. Who
provides great tech support. Interview retired IBMers for their perspective
on what is going on now and recount projects they worked on. Ask people
about user group sessions they have liked. Research shops to find out what
they are spending their money on. What it actually cost to upgrade to a
720. New techniques that programmers are using that simplify their apps or
save time.
Review the ebay market from time to time and interview the established
sellers. Report salary and contractor rates people are getting around the
country and international. Report to the reader the company names and
locations where ibm i is being used. News like that would interest me.

-Steve



On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:28 PM, Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Jon Paris' Blog:
The demise of iProDeveloper is the subject of this week's blog. Sad
day in #IBMi<
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ibmi?source=feed_text&story_id=101523
06649329780
land
http://t.co/1AM5MdudJT

Sad day indeed...guess I don't need to worry about sending in my
renewal..
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