Blog sponsorship, Consumerism

Magazines moving to digital

Magazines aren't quite dead, but they're in trouble. While places like MagNation in Elizabeth Street are often busy, that might hide the fact that it replaced at least two older specialised magazine retailers (Technical Book Shop and McGills) that were in the CBD previously. At Southland, the newsagency that had been there for decades has recently shut. From what I can gather, there's now no

Culture

Sunday Life

Sometime last year one of the magazines that came with The Sunday Age, Sunday Life, changed its formula. I used to find at least something interesting while flicking through it. Since the change, nothing. I was thinking that it had turned into a women's magazine. One only has to look at the author names of letters they've published over the last four weeks to know it's almost entirely women who

books, Melbourne, Net

Some silly things

A fire in Springvale, to which the CFA responds. C'mon, Springvale. What is this, 1960? East of Westall Road isn't paddocks anymore. Surely it's time to re-draw the MFB/CFA boundaries? The metro/country taxi boundaries are similar, aren't they? Time for an update. Odd. I found a quarterly magazine that retails for $7, but is $44 per year by subscription?! What's with those fake Tintin t-s

books

Print’s not dead yet

If you've wondered how many people read the magazines you see in the newsagent, here's the figures. The only magazine I subscribe to, Australian Personal Computer, is sitting at 34,111, down 8% in the last year. Perhaps IT-related mags are more likely to be dropping with competition from online, though what caught my eye was that the one that's lost the second highest percentage of readers in t