Linux Journal just went digital as well. I too have a great affinity for the hard copy, but I'll find a way to stay a subscriber to System i News. Linux Journal, bye bye.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 8/25/2011 11:40 AM, M. Lazarus wrote:
Bill,

FYI, they seem to have plans to go to a digital publication (no
paper) in 2012. Based on my usage of the publication in print form,
that wouldn't work too well for me. Anyone else care to weigh in?

I tried digital when PC Magazine eliminated their paper
magazine. I found it painful to read and not convenient. After
trying it for a few months, I just dropped it. I had been a reader
for probably 15-20 years.

-mark

At 8/25/2011 07:40 AM, you wrote:
>I think Penton is making sure they stay healthy buy closing some
>publications down that are not making it. I have no fear for System i
>News at this point. The subscription folks are really not any different
>than any of the other magazines I get so I'm not sure that's an indicator.
>
>Jim Oberholtzer
>Chief Technical Architect
>Agile Technology Architects
>
>
>On 8/24/2011 12:32 PM, Bill wrote:
> > Is there anyone with an insight into the health of Penton Media? I
> > developed concern about their financial health when they sent me a
> > renewal notice for System i News about 8 months before it was due. A
> > search for news about Penton shows they folded two of their magazines
> > this month. While one item doesn't necessarily lead to another, I'd
> > like to be a bit more certain that I get the magazine I pay for. I was
> > burned by the other magazine going bankrupt and not repaying their
> > subscribers and would prefer to not have it happen again.
> >
> > Bill

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