Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Wired!

Finally. I restarted my subscription to Wired through Magazines.com way back, in like August, and my first issue just arrived yesterday. I'd been meaning to resubscribe for years now. Wired is one of my all-time favorite magazines and the only one (excluding comic books) that I ever read religiously. I still have the entire run from my subscription back in the 1990s, and as soon as I get organized, I'll be re-reading and referencing those.

Years ago, when I decided to let my subscription lapse, it was only because Wired was basically publishing the entire magazine online as each issue was released; I just subscribed to the mailing list and started frequenting the site to read articles there. Of course, that didn't last long; for what it's worth, newspapers aside, print is here to stay in some form and I know this, intellectually; I say "print is dead" a lot and mean it to whatever degree it's relevant (and it is relevant), but I sincerely doubt any technology will ever completely replace the press. I don't care how hard I try nor how long I succeed, my bookmarks and feeds always become a complete mess in which I can find nothing and I regularly just give-up and start anew... it lasts for a while, then falls to ruin. And I know everyone else does the same, so the press will remain for this reason alone, if no other.

As often as I've lamented my lapsed subscription, I just never remembered to re-up when I could afford to, so this has been a long time coming. I devour Wired from cover to cover, even if it takes a few weeks to get around to it, and could not more fervently recommend a magazine.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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