Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

So, it has come to this

The day has come, the once majestic herds of computer magazines that roamed the shelves of newsagents and supermarkets have been hunted to the brink of extinction. The magazine shelves in Waitrose yesterday had one copy of Computer Active, a couple of crappy looking thickish A4 guides (one to iPod, one to iPad I think) and a couple of console magazines. The newsagent had copies of about 3 magazines and a few similar semi-book guides, I think one to the Raspberry Pi. I always thought things would end with the jounly printed thing being an A4 card 'how to get on the Internet'.
I do recall a journalist (someone irksome and very pleased with themself, IIRC - insincere apologies if you recognise the story and it's you or a friend) saying that a friend of theirs used to say that there used to be lots of refrigerator magazines and computer ones would go the same way. Ironically they were right but not, I think, for the reason it occurred.
Good grief, International Harvester used to make refrigerators http://irmaharding.tumblr.com/Refrigerators
All together now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEbDk9ANbJ4 "International leads the way with dramatically new, hydrostatically new, tractors of tomorrow, today!"

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