"Daddy, what's a 'magazine'?"....

As of April 2, 2007, InfoWorld is discontinuing its print component. No more printing on dead trees, no more glossy covers, no more supporting the US Post Office in its rush to get thousands of inky copies on subscribers' desks by Monday morning (or thereabouts). The issue that many of you will receive in your physical mailbox next week -- vol. 29, issue 14 -- will be the last one in InfoWorld's storied 29-year history. ...

Now, I don't want to sound glib about print's demise. I've worked on print publications for nearly 30 years, and I enjoy the physical feel of a magazine, its portability, the way you can spread it out in your lap and dog ear pages for future visits. Online bookmarks may be more efficient, site searches retrieve information faster, but it's hard to beat a magazine for its tactility and visceral thrill.  ...

So this is publishing's immediate future, and I expect other trade publications will be following InfoWorld's lead soon enough.
It has been literally years since I read an IT publication in print.  Consumer-oriented ones?  Sure, but not the work stuff.  This move only makes sense for InfoWorld, and many others will follow in time.

Link: Infoworld: InfoWorld folds print mag to focus on online and events >  (Thanks, Karen)

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