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Jenson71
01-14-2011, 08:13 AM
For Christmas, I couldn't think of much, so I asked someone for a year subscription to The New Yorker. I also get Foreign Affairs, but I'm probably not going to renew that because I don't have as much time to read that anymore or papers/classes to use the articles for.

Most magazine content is free online, or similar information is, so I think magazine subscriptions are done, but maybe people still prefer the glossy paper feel in their hands and continue the old fashioned way.

loochy
01-14-2011, 08:19 AM
For Christmas, I couldn't think of much, so I asked someone for a year subscription to The New Yorker. I also get Foreign Affairs, but I'm probably not going to renew that because I don't have as much time to read that anymore or papers/classes to use the articles for.

Most magazine content is free online, or similar information is, so I think magazine subscriptions are done, but maybe people still prefer the glossy paper feel in their hands and continue the old fashioned way.

I have a subscription to Rolling Stone that I didn't order or want. It just started showing up one day. I don't read it and I can't stand it's leftist crap content, so I just take them to the gym and donate them for the little waiting area.

Dartgod
01-14-2011, 08:19 AM
Readers Digest. It's great for the bathroom
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DMAC
01-14-2011, 08:20 AM
Readers Digest. It's great for the bathroom
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Nothing beats a Campmor catalog for bathroom material.

Norman Einstein
01-14-2011, 08:21 AM
For Christmas, I couldn't think of much, so I asked someone for a year subscription to The New Yorker. I also get Foreign Affairs, but I'm probably not going to renew that because I don't have as much time to read that anymore or papers/classes to use the articles for.

Most magazine content is free online, or similar information is, so I think magazine subscriptions are done, but maybe people still prefer the glossy paper feel in their hands and continue the old fashioned way.

No, other than the free professional magazines I get at work. The content of those are also on the internet.

I wonder how long it will be until printed material is no longer available?

Mr_Tomahawk
01-14-2011, 08:25 AM
Juggs and Over50

kindra68
01-14-2011, 08:27 AM
Cooking Illustrated is about the only one i read anymore.

Over-Head
01-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Not so much a subscription as a perk for paying my Knights of Columbus yearly dues is a copy of "Columbia" magazine designed and written for the members

blaise
01-14-2011, 08:38 AM
Readers Digest. It's great for the bathroom
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I get that too. We also get Highlights for the kids. I used to get a baseball periodical called the EFQ Review but the guy stopped publishing it

Norman Einstein
01-14-2011, 08:39 AM
Juggs and Over50

Why not do like Jenson and just look that stuff up on the internet?

Extra Point
01-14-2011, 08:46 AM
Car Craft, APRA's Global Connection, and Inbound Logistics.

The first, I want.

The second, I don't need, but they continue to send. Though I'm not in the auto parts reman business, I appreciate the automotive technical write ups, for learning purposes. I do most of my own automotive work.

Don't know why I get the last one; they call, asking me to renew, and I tell them "No thanks," and the dead trees keep coming. Freight handling now has the glorious euphemism: logistics. I have only one definition of fulfillment, not warranting public discussion.

BucEyedPea
01-14-2011, 08:51 AM
Is jenson trying to be Rain Man?

blaise
01-14-2011, 08:51 AM
I clicked the wrong response on your poll jensen, if you're actually keeping some kind of score for something.

Rain Man
01-14-2011, 09:21 AM
We get National Geographic and Smithsonian, both of which I greatly enjoy. My wife gets a couple of fashion magazines as well that I don't look at unless I see some nudity on the cover.

Rain Man
01-14-2011, 09:22 AM
Is jenson trying to be Rain Man?

Once he lifts the veil on that secret horror, he'll go back to being jenson pretty quick.

Fried Meat Ball!
01-14-2011, 09:28 AM
I subscribe to Wired (it cost me $1 for the year), Bon Appetit (which will expire soon, and I won't renew) and Cook's Illustrated (which I will continue to subscribe to until I die; I love that journal).

siberian khatru
01-14-2011, 09:31 AM
One: Cigar Aficionado.

All the sports, news and politics mags I canceled years ago, since I can get all that stuff on the Internet free and in a more timely manner.

My parents subscribe to Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, and at the end of the year they ship the issues to me.

NewChief
01-14-2011, 09:38 AM
My wife subscribes to a ton. Of those I read:

Outside (outdoor magazine)
Dwell (modern architecture)

And I carry a subscription to the Oxford American, though "magazine" isn't really a good descriptor of it.

I also pick up The Drake (http://www.drakemag.com/) (edgy fly fishing magazine) pretty regularly from my local fly shop.

Radar Chief
01-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Print is dead. /Dr. Egon Spengler

blaise
01-14-2011, 09:42 AM
I used to work in a bookstore and every week and month they'd fill the magazine rack with new magazines. They'd only sell maybe 10% of the copies and the rest we'd rip the cover off, send the cover back for some credit and throw the rest of the magazine in the dumpster. The only magazine we always sold out of was High Times.

Radar Chief
01-14-2011, 09:46 AM
Juggs and Over50

No Biggins? /Al Bundy

Hydrae
01-14-2011, 09:46 AM
My wife gets Smithsonian and Reader's Digest and I get Invention and Technology. I also get hand-me-downs of SCientific American and American Scientist from my dad when he has finished his copies.

I read books before bed (mostly fiction) and the magazines go into the bathroom.

38yrsfan
01-14-2011, 09:50 AM
We have a lot we get -

Smithsonian - a great vanilla blend of travel, science and nature magazines.
Nat Geo. - a family favorite.
Scientific American - nice variety, interesting topics, broad scope.
Readers Digest - love the short humor sections.
and various car mags, skateboarding, snowboarding ....

Reaper16
01-14-2011, 10:33 AM
BeerAdvocate
Poets & Writers

And then a gigantic ton of literary journals.

Johnny Vegas
01-14-2011, 10:39 AM
I started getting Black Enterprise in the mail lately. I have a feeling my friends have pulled a fast one on me. I also had gotten Playboy mags in the mail that my friends had signed me up for through an Evan Williams whiskey promo. So I have a reason to believe my friends signed me up for Black Enterprise.

keg in kc
01-14-2011, 10:40 AM
Writer's Digest.

Norman Einstein
01-14-2011, 10:41 AM
I started getting Black Enterprise in the mail lately. I have a feeling my friends have pulled a fast one on me. I also had gotten Playboy mags in the mail that my friends had signed me up for through an Evan Williams whiskey promo. So I have a reason to believe my friends signed me up for Black Enterprise.

Anything good in BE that would give you an edge in business? Mabye your friends are setting you up for success. Or as you say, [/sic] they might be just jerking you around.

Johnny Vegas
01-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Only thing I can think of is making a White Enterprise mag. That shouldn't piss anyone off.