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



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Brad,

You may want to consider investing in a good scanner. I like the Kodak
i2600/i2800 series...quiet, good quality and decent speed. The HP Scanjet
(n8460, 8390, etc) are ok for B&W, but they're slow, only like 20# paper,
loud and they totally suck at color and mixed text/color scans...

My guess is your kid will be reading things on a tablet format much more
readily than hard copy in the near future...and scanning things in saves A
LOT of shelf space :) and it's a lot easier to index and recall .pdf's than
it is a pile of magazines :)

DR2

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bradley Stone
Sent: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:38 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Penton Media Ceasing publication of iProDeveloper & Power IT
Pro

I was the same way. News400 and Midrange Computing were like Coke and Pepsi
for me and I couldn't wait for them to show up and I couldn't decide which
one I would choose if I could only get one.

Luckily at that time my employer got them both. Then I started writing for
them and got free issues. I still have a large stack of them. :) Maybe
my daughter who's learning to read will get a kick out of reading my old
articles (I probably would too! haha)

Brad
www.bvstools.com


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Ketzes, Larry <lketzes@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I hear ya. Just a shame. I got such a quick little thrill when the
new issue showed up in my mail. Particularly tickled if security or
advanced administrative stuff was there! Not only did I subscribe,
but I paid for the VIP version, which had even more technical good
stuff! I also look forward to any print books on our subject matter,
such as a new book from Carol Woodbury every few years with a new security
bible!

Showing my age I guess in digging printed methodology so much.

I have a Kindle Fire, but I still find myself picking up books also!


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Ryan
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:40 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Penton Media Ceasing publication of iProDeveloper & Power
IT Pro

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=10
15
23
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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