Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A New Outlet 

Yahoo just announced the opening of Yahoo!Tech. It looks to be an interesting new outlet for electronics publicity material and one more blow to thin PC magazines.

Having lived through the era of electronics magazines from the early success of Byte, now an online site, to today's shrunken market, it seems a matter of time before most magazines disappear. Moves by BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes and others to recreate themselves electronically have been interesting to watch. They are looking at one another and stealing what works. Of major business magazines, it seems that BusinessWeek "gets" it more than others, but time will tell.

There is a feel paging through magazines that news aggregators don't have, and that's a pity. That feel is one of serendipity -- accidental discovery of stories that one wouldn't ordinarily read but are important to one's understanding. I don't spot offbeat stories as easily on the web for some reason. I will have to learn how to do it.


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