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What Magazines Do You Read?

Cliff posted more than 10 years ago | from the gotta-read-something-other-than-Slashdot-right dept.

Media 1165

Osgyth asks: "Everyone is quick to complain about a magazine when the author makes a mistake or a stupid comment. Wired and PC Magazine are only some that have fallen to this attack. Which 'PC related' magazines does the Slashdot crowd read? Are they informative and accurate? Or merely read for their entertainment value?" Why limit the topic to just PC Magazines? What other periodicals do you all read that you find interesting?

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I "Read"... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574378)

I *read* Playboy. No,'s for the articles!!

Re:I "Read"... (2, Funny)

Braingoo (771241) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574484)

The funny part is this was posted by an anonymous coward!

Re:I "Read"... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574493)

I find that "Barely Legal" has better technical articles, while "Juggs" has a deeper insight into contemporary society.... sure....

Electric Nigger Quarterly (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574382)

I read "T"... (5, Funny)

MoxCamel (20484) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574383)

...the official magazine of Commander Taco. This week's issue finds the Commander in the kitchen, where he'll show you how to re-use those leftover stories...again and again! Mmm-mm! Then, it's off to "The Taco Journal" where you'll learn that spelling really doesn't have to count. Also in this issue, take a road trip with the Travelling Taco, where he'll show you how to spice up a slow news day with obscure Menga websites! And finally, join us in the kitchen, where the Taco show you how to re-use those leftover stories!

T...The Magazine for the Slashdotter who missed the story the third time around!

Re:I read "T"... (1)

nandhp (738857) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574421)

I sincerely hope that is unrelated to "O", the offical magazine of Oprah... (No, I don't read O)

EXTRA! The magazine of FAIR (5, Interesting)

gokubi (413425) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574385)

Extra! [] , the paper magazine of the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).

FAIR analyzes how the media reports, what they report, what they don't report, and calls out their biases.

They've done a lot of work around telecommunications policy [] , looking at what the governement is saying, what business is saying, and how it will affect you and me.

They don't speculate--I love them because they are so analytical. They are data heads who use the LexisNexis database to stastistically evaluate how the media does. Is there a conservative bias in media? They'll give you the numbers and let you decide.

Subscription is $21/year.

Re:EXTRA! The magazine of FAIR (1)

Rei (128717) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574528)

FAIR does some really impressive work, I have to second this one.

As for myself, I read popular science when it's not being dedicated to drooling over and glorifying the latest bit of American military technology (which seems to be more and more often these days...).

I read (2, Funny)

daishin (753851) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574386)

Asian temptress, and Hot House wive regularly.

Hot Girls (2, Interesting)

Mz6 (741941) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574388)

I have been a subscribing member of Maxim ever since they first starting printing. I think I might actually have issue #1 laying around somewhere. As of late, though, I have grown fond of FHM, a more racy magazine that pretty much borders between Playboy and Maxim. Oh, and... I can't really comment on the informative and technical accuracy of what I read because well... I don't read them :)

The ones that I do like to read are most of the men's fitness/health magazines. My all-time favorite is Mens Health though. They seem to be very accurate on alot of things and I still haven't seen it matched by the myriad of other ones that are out there.

Why buy magazines... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574392)

When I can sit and reload slashdot all day!

Lets see... (2, Insightful)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574393)

CIO Insight, eWeek, CRM, PC Week, PC World, Dr. Dobbs Journal, Information Week, Info World, Maxim, FHM, Stuff, Golf World, Seventeen, Glamour, InStyle, Wired, EGM, Outdoor Life, Something Music Retailer, Something about Embedded Electronics, American Baby, Parenting, Home Channel New, plus a few others that I probably missed. Of course those are all the free ones I've found. The only sub I pay for is Playboy of course. :)

Maxim (1)

tube013 (309846) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574394)

For the jokes, and the pretty pictures

Second postsis! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574395)




Maxim! (2, Interesting)

garcia (6573) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574396)

I have only subscribed to one magazine ever... Maxim [] . The first time I picked up Maxim I said to myself, "what a joke." I didn't realize just how right I was! I have subscribed most of the way through college and it continues now. The stack on the shelf behind the toilet is chock full of great articles, beautiful women, and some of the best "toys" that you could find. I wish I could afford all the goodies they list.

The best part of Maxim is that my gf enjoys reading it as well and doesn't complain about the half-naked hotties that dot its pages.

It's inexpensive (generally under $17.00/year), it's funny, it's well put together, the articles are worth reading, and the women are plentiful and gorgeous. The only thing that I wish it had that it does not are the 1000+ line BASIC programs for me to type in that Byte used to. Now *THAT* was HOT! :)

No, I don't work for Maxim but I wish I did.

Re:Maxim! (3, Informative)

Caceman (682840) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574472)

Did you ever notice that if you line up the copies of Maxim in chronological order, that there is a picture of a woman on the spine of the magazine?


Re:Maxim! (1)

Mz6 (741941) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574483)

I remember when they first started, they became so popular because of their subscription price. They used to start at $11/year! That's what got me hooked. Since then they have jacked up the price a bit.. but still affordable that I don't mind it that much.

Re:Maxim! (2, Insightful)

TheWickedKingJeremy (578077) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574538)

The best part of Maxim is that my gf enjoys reading it as well and doesn't complain about the half-naked hotties that dot its pages.

So, the best thing about the magazine is that someone else can read it, and then not complain about it. Wow! - are you *sure* you don't work for Maxim?!?

CPU (4, Insightful)

l33t-gu3lph1t3 (567059) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574397)

Computer Power User - it's what Byte tried to be, before they were forced to have 3 pages of adverts for every page of content, and renamed themselves "MaximumPC"

hmm.. (1)

fliptout (9217) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574514)

Was the 0.8 asian girl really, really short?

PC Magazine = shit (5, Interesting)

strictnein (318940) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574400)

Wired and PC Magazine are only some that have fallen to this attack.

While Wired can still be interesting (I read it since I started getting a free subscription somehow) it has steadily turned into the "shiny things" computer magazine. Anything stupidly expensive instantly gets coverage. PC Magazine went from being a reasonable source of information to a huge glut of advertisements with worthless content sprinkled in here an there.

2600 is entertaining still and I buy it regularly (don't want to be on that subscription list though *GASP*!) although some of the articles list tech information that's just nowhere near correct. A little too heavy on the lame windows exploits/security information too.

Non tech: Maxim and Stuff really do have pretty interesting/funny articles (and other things too)

My coffee table has (2, Insightful)

krisguy (120047) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574401)

Linux Magazine (UK), Wired, SI, and 2600

I read (2, Funny)

StraightTalkExpress (792144) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574404)

Hustler and National Review. Proceedings of the ACM now and again.

Magazines (1)

Rocketboy (32971) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574405)

Wired, Computerworld (for the funny stories at the end,) View Camera, Lenswork, Black & White, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope.

MENTAL FLOSS (3, Insightful)

Teahouse (267087) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574408)

The best magazine around. It's not PC related, but I got tired of reading PC rags right about the time they all started sucking up to the manufacturers 7 years ago.

my list... (1)

Colonel Panic (15235) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574409)

Dr. Dobb's Journal
Linux Journal
Linux Magazine

I read wired (3, Insightful)

enrico_suave (179651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574416)

dead tree edition... then see the articles posted here after they hit the wired website a few days later =)



Re:I read wired (1)

Aslan72 (647654) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574549)

You see, I used to, but wired became too concerned about its look rather than content. Around 2000 was when it seemed that their ability to attract good writers with interesting things to say feel into the toilet.


Mental Floss (3, Interesting)

BMonger (68213) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574417)

I was reading Mental Floss [] until my local Barnes & Noble stopped carrying it... I might just have to start up a subscription.

I do subsribe to National Geographic but I've found myself not reading it that much but just looking at the pictures.

Men's Health (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574418)

Men's Health [] . I'm a geek, not huge in to athletics, but it's a good read for a person like me.

eWeek (1)

donnyspi (701349) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574423)

I have a free subscription to eWeek which I enjoy very much. I got tired of tech magazines for the average Joe. eWeek is a little higher class, but still manages to feature stupid MS ads.

WIRED (2, Insightful)

PMadavi (583271) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574428)

I read wired cover to cover every month. It's the only paper publication I read. It's as pretty as it is poignant.

smithsonian and discover (2, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574429)

Smithsonian and Discover are the magazines of choice, but only for the pictures! Oh and Sysadmin Magazine, which always has useful articles in it (can't wait to dig through the CDROM they sent with their back issues on it).

I read... (1)

papakis (765312) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574431)

Wired Uncut (for music) The VillageVoice The Onion All my computer needs (other than the Wired) are being covered online.

None really (5, Interesting)

bamf (212) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574432)

I gave up buying consumer PC mags as they didn't tell me anything that I hadn't already found out at least 6 weeks before. I still read some of the weekly trade magazines though, mainly because I get them free at work.

Other than that, the only ones I buy are related to mountain bikes, or occasionally hi-fi kit.

What the hell.. here's my list (1)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574433)

In no particular order:

- Reason
- Linux Journal
- Linux Magazine
- Economist
- FP

If I happen to be in a bookstore and think about it:
- Q
- Fortune / Forbes / Money
- Liberty

Comp mags, and yoga (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574434)


Easy... (-1, Redundant)

arvindn (542080) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574435)

Playboy :) I find the articles informative and accurate. Entertainment value? No, I don't think so.

Currently in the bathroom... (3, Informative)

MrIcee (550834) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574436)

...Scientific American, National Geographic, 2600, Mens Health, Instinct, Gourmet, Wired, Time (latest 3 weeks), and a myrid of catalogs on a variety of topics.

What I read (1)

Ignorant Aardvark (632408) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574437)

I read PC Gamer, Wired, GMR, PSM, Newsweek, Time, Scientific American, and Technology Review.

Does anyone have any recommendations on good Linux magazines?

Obligatory Ghostbusters Quote: (1)

Malicious (567158) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574439)

Print is Dead.

Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1)

abb3w (696381) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574440)

Nothing in the IT industry has taken me by suprise since I started reading it.

I read (1)

Shuck (218188) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574442)

1. National Geographic
2. kideboarding magazine
3. ASCE Civil Engineering

I used to read newsweek as well but I had no time.

What I read (1)

HackHackBoom (198866) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574443)

You know? It's been soo damned long since I read a hard paper magazine..

What I -DO- read on a daily basis though: (lol)

Honestly, at least for myself, I find paper magazines to be useless, out of date, and pointless. Even the p0rn is old! (lol again)

Weekly world news (4, Funny)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574444)

yeah, that's right, the one where ol'Dicky is supposedly a robot.

Why? Because if I want to read lies, I might as well know I'm reading them.

i only read (1)

ImTheDarkcyde (759406) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574448)

PC gamer

PCPro and The Financial Times... (2, Interesting)

tyroneking (258793) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574451)

PCPro is the best of a pretty average bunch of PC 'zines in the UK.

The Financial Times offers analysis as well as news and rarely makes the thicko comments inferences found in other papers (including The Times I'm afraid to say - I mean 'Loosers' was clearly a reference to Wayne Rooney - not to Rebecca Loos...)

As an aside - none of the newspapers have decent IT columns///

Flashback alert! (1)

Howard Beale (92386) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574452)

Creative Computing...

Ah, the memories of Air Traffic Controller.

I read.... (1)

M-2 (41459) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574456)

MaximumPC (for the reviews, mostly), and CPU. I continue to look at Computer Shopper, mostly because "The Hard Edge" and Alfred Poor's column remain invaluable and interesting.

After that? Maxim, Dragon and Esquire.

Playboy... (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574459)

But only for the articles.

Actually, my most regular read is MacAddict. I'd better go put on a flame-proof suit now....

Well (1)

Analise (782932) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574460)

Come to think of it, the only magazine I read with any regularity is the Star Wars Insider. I have a really bad habit of not keeping up with news in general as much as I ought to.

The Economist (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574461)

The Economist. [] By far the most thorough, witty and unabashedly opinionated source of news and analysis in the English-speaking world. Politics, technology, business, arts and literature--it's all there.

::: the economist troll

The magazine I can't live without... (1)

xTK-421x (531992) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574464)

Star Wars Insider [] of course!

Scientific American (3, Informative)

wormbin (537051) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574466)

Scientific American [] is the only magazine that is interesting enough to make me regularly read it cover to cover.

Yes, given the state of education in America, the magazine title is becoming an oxymoron. :(

Re:Scientific American (1)

MoistVomit (688482) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574505)

I used to subscribe to that, but it became like Star Magazine- Slick Layout with innacurate articles about beastiality.

same acronym... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574469)

Magazine starts with an "M" just like Manual - and we all know geeks don't RTFM...

Stopped reading paper magazines (4, Interesting)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574471)

every since I started reading /. and other magazines (Wired, Chip (erstwhile English edition), etc) online.

Only magazine I buy periodically is the Reader's Digest - usually at airports.

And yes, ACM CrossRoads [] too, though I find it has very little useful content nowadays - they need volunteers btw.

What Cool People (and myself) Read (1)

DCAFarkas (758043) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574476)

wow, i'm surprised no one mentioned 2600 i also read Wired and Maximum PC, Wired for the info and Max PC for the casemods in the back.

Scandal Rag... (1)

Tickenest (544722) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574478)

available exclusively at Waterfront Books in the Waterfront Mall. Not only is it a scandalous rag, but it increases my defense and will power every time I read it! Too bad it crumbles to dust each time and I have to buy another one.

Excuse me, I have to go beat up Benny & Clyde now.

Me (2, Insightful)

mrpuffypants (444598) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574479)

Newsweek, Wired, 2600, and Maxim

None (1)

Datasage (214357) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574480)

I used to read more magazines before i got broadband. Now im always on. If i want news i dont even wait for it to be published in tommrrows paper, i access it online.

I think there are many sites that have in my opinion replaced the need for magazines. But there are some who still prefer it to be printed or dont have suffciant access to the internet to use that as a news source.

SourceForge supports taking away American IT jobs! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574482)

I just saw this ad [] after the article... those morons at SF have really sold out.

Blogs (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574485)

Yes, funny and insightful ones. Like Neil Gaiman's [] , and Anne's [] .

Car and Driver (3, Informative)

imac.usr (58845) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574486)

I've been a subscriber to Car and Driver [] for the last fourteen years, despite having bought only two new vehicles in that time. Why? Several reasons:

  • I like cars, and it's clear they do too
  • I trust their testing, which they do a good job of explaining
  • most of all, they're endlessly entertaining, especially when they're testing some goofy vehicle like an airplane tug [] or a fire-fighting tank []

I look forward to every new issue just to see what they'll do next.

None really... (1)

Amorpheus_MMS (653095) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574488)

I occasionally skim through PC Magazine, but I can't get the links to work. Lousy paper based publications.

Really? None... (1)

Aslan72 (647654) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574491)

I stopped reading information week/network world some time ago. This may sound lame, but for trends, I look to the web and my social network that I have of other friends in the business, and to customer needs. As far as information goes, I much rather prefer to wade through a technical website or an 1000 pg manual to find specifically what I need rather than keeping up on trade journals.

If there were a magazine that was more theory based and more high level it would be more of a draw to me, but most of the stuff that I get 'comp' subscriptions for I just don't read.

There's that and the fact that they hassle you to renew your subscription with a survey that just takes 'a couple of minutes' and ends up being 15 pages on demographics just isn't worth my time...


Simthsonian (4, Interesting)

markhb (11721) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574492)

Smithsonian, [] the official mag of the Smithsonian Institution [] . I always tell people, if you can't find at least one article of interest in any given issue, than you are a very boring person.

current subscriptions (1)

jkujawa (56195) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574496)

The only tech mags I currently subscribe to are the C/C++ User's Journal and Dr. Dobb's Journal.
I miss Byte pretty badly.

News comes from The Economist. One of the best news sources in the world. I highly recommend it to everyone.

My favorite magazine, however, is Bicycling. Allez, Lance! Allez, Tyler! Allez, Levi!

In a fit of drunken meterosexuality, I've recently subscribed to Esquire and Men's Health. I'll see how long I keep those subscriptions going.

I also get Minnesota Monthly, which was part of my Minnesota Public Radio subscription.

The Economist. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574497)

If you want to know what's really going on in the world, and slowly be converted to believe in free-market capitalism as the cure for all evils. As a consequence the occasional read of New Internationalist brings a healthy balance (?)

I read: (2cents) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574499)

Linux Journal, Sysadmin, Wired, 2600, Blacklisted411, phrack, Road And Track, Car And Driver, various tuner mags

Don't forget to donate old magazines (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574500)

For example, I always send my old magazines here [] . Don't just throw those old magazines away!

V-Twin (1)

Perl-Pusher (555592) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574501)

I do have interests other than my profession. Now if they came out with an IT Mag in the same vein as EasyRider, I'd be more apt to subscribe! Centerfold girls and the latest apple gear which to look st first?

Consumer Reports (4, Interesting)

Emperor Shaddam IV (199709) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574502)

Hey, I know its not "cool" but I got the best kick ass vaccum cleaner they make for $150 dollars and its more quiet then my fridge.

Oh, and PC Mag occasionally, although the writting has gone down hill.

Wired has great articles, but who has time to read them.

"Club" - if you don't know what this mag is, don't ask. ;)

Mac Addict (4, Interesting)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574503)

Informative and Funny. How can you go wrong? Seriously, this is the more entertaining than I thought a computer magazine could be. The writers are brilliant.

I also read whatever magazines the previous occupants of our house subscribed to. This usually amounts to Latina and Stuff. I wouldn't recommend Stuff. It's like Playboy without the softcore porn and competent writers.

A short list (1)

crsmith0905 (108791) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574504)

Scientific American.
Railroad Model Craftsman.
US News & World Report.

My list (1)

angle_slam (623817) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574506)

I only regularly read Sports Illustrated. I subscribe to several boating magazines and to EGM, but those were all free subscriptions that I don't plan on renewing.

Well... (1)

SageMadHatter (546701) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574508)

I use to subscribe to a few PC magazines, but with the advent of the Internet and e-business, I saw no reason to continue my magazine subscription. With Internet news, I get instant information of things changing in the world and in most cases the information is free. Why pay for a magazine that will arrive with the same information, a month late?

Asian Cult Cinema (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9574509)

Lots of good info on Asian movies and culture as well as half-clad Asian actresses.

for an SCCA guy... (1)

jabella (91754) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574510)

you need to read: Grassroots Motorsports

and of course:

Sports Car

I also read Weird NJ, Macworld, and a few others...

Economist and the New Yorker (3, Insightful)

acomj (20611) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574512)

The New Yorker because it has funny cartoons to get you going, fiction and non-fiction. They had a really good articles about google a while back. Lot of interesting off beat stuff. Good short stories.

The economist is more on world events the economy (although it includes that too). They have interesting perspective on things.

Both are unfortunetly fairly $$ as magazines go.

slashdot! (3, Interesting)

Dante (3418) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574516)

I don't subscribe to anything to do with technology, thats why I have slashdot!

The two things I do subscribe too are national / international news magazine called The Week it's great for the stuff that you don't think about till the weekend.

And a literary magazine called The sun, that does mostly personal essays, fiction, interviews, poetry, and photographs.

My magazines (2, Informative)

Big Nothing (229456) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574517)

Living in Sweden, I'm not sure how relevant my answer will be to you, but here it goes:

* Nätverk & Kommunikation
* PC för alla
* Mikrodatorn
* Internetworld
* Computer Sweden
* Linuxworld

Of those N&K is the most "professional" and "PC för alla" is the most versatile.

CPU Magazine (1)

otl91 (665904) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574519)

My computer mag of choice.

And never go to the can without Reader Digest.

No whitty comment here (2, Interesting)

GuyinVA (707456) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574521)

Since the question was Which 'PC related' magazines does the Slashdot crowd read? I can't really comment. I don't do to much off-line reading about tech. the problem is that it changes so much, by the time you get the magazine, what you're reading is out of date...

But i do keep my car and photography magazines around.

I read, on the bus, (2, Funny)

nija (667087) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574523)

The Following: FHM Loaded Maxim Rolling Stone Wired 2600 Stuff Tattoo Internationl What can I say, it's a long bus ride to hell and back everyday ;)

My stuff (1)

dacarr (562277) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574526)

I'm partial to Mad and Cracked for the parody (though Mad isn't as funny as it used to be), along with Linux Journal, Sysadmin, and Guitar Player.

Car and Driver (1)

FlashJordan (516087) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574527)

Car and Driver. Best major auto rag out there.

Infoworld is great (1)

wardk (3037) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574530)

for lining the bottom of my recycle box

wired is great for collecting those subscription postcards

Mac Addict is fun, Linux Journal was most useful when I ran linux. BSD Magazine is ...oh wait, nevermind...

In not particular order... (1)

Blackbrain (94923) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574531)

Wired, Linux Journal, 2600, Information Week, Dr.Who Monthly.

I would like to read more, but I just don't spend that much time on the toilet ;)

I read: (1)

cavemanf16 (303184) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574533)

IEEE publications:

CoNNections - very brief periodical on Neural Networking related computational theories and articles. Usually written by foreigners and pretty difficult to read, from a "grasp of the English language" standpoint.


Robotics & Automation - Usually chocked full of robotics related articles, some computational info related to robotics as well.

Forbes - used to get it, too expensive to renew the subscription right now, excellent business info. Good grasp of the business side of computers as well, including usually good writing about Linux and OSS related topics.

Infoworld (1)

DeDmeTe (678464) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574535)

Infoworld is about the only tech related mag I have time to read.. it's weekly, certainly not "wearing rose colored MS glasses" and I find the articles informative and unbiased. Plus.. .Cringe! Oh... and it's my favorite price.. FREE.

Only read... (1)

Fearless Freep (94727) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574539)

"Bass Player" []

The Week (1)

bile (169020) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574540)

The Week [] is a good weekly news magazine. Has a little bit of everything and is politically neutral.

One thing I'd be interested in subscribing to (1)

Ignorant Aardvark (632408) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574541)

One thing I'd be interested in subscribing to is a good sci-fi magazine that has short stories or whatever every month. The local bookstores don't seem to sell anything like that, and thus I have no access to the magazines' names nor their subscription cards. The names of a few good ones would be a nice start. Thanks!

The Economist (5, Interesting)

_J_ (30559) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574542)

A densely packed periodical with a ton of well thought out opinion pieces that cover the whole world. Their articles contain a lot of fact but are - ultimately - opinion pieces. I don't always agree with them, but when I don't I have to sit down and think about my reasons.

Although, if you read their technology quarterly you realise that they aren't delving that deep into each issue they research.

IMHO, as per.


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The Economist (1)

vlauria (14396) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574546)

It is an interesting read, gives great international news, offers fair political views, and gives new view points to a geek.

Depends wehat that information is worth to you. (1)

RGreen (15823) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574547)

Most market analysts have to pay good money for personal opinions and demographic information.

So, I'd say $5 would secure my reply to that question. Oh, and FYI I only recommend/specify purchases rather than approve/authorise them.

The Week (1)

brentharris (173352) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574548)

A great source of information on US / World / Financial / Entertainment / Other news.

The best part is that The Week [] doesn't write any original content, they monitor media sources from around the world, and often present various views on the same story.

I like this because:

  • I'm too busy to stay well informed otherwise
  • I feel that I get to see both sides of important issues and events

I read (1)

Docrates (148350) | more than 10 years ago | (#9574551)

I read Cosmo... and I'm a guy. they have some pretty good writers, are focused on the "short attention span" crowd so its always a quick read, and I learn a lot about women (spare me the anti-social, slashdotters don't know women rhetoric...I have three wives and 8 children).

Oh, and they're always readily available in the magazine basket in my bathroom.
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