Subject: Re: Journal / Trade Mag?
From: Ken Dyke <>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 20:59:33 -0700

On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 08:48:00PM -0500, David Kaufman ( wrote:
> I don't know what journals you get, but the free ones I get (Network 
> Computing and Information Week) would probably lose half their 
> advertisers if they honestly compared the proprietary products that 
> their advertisers sell side-by-side with perfectly capable zero-priced 
> alternatives.  I mean, who is the free trade magazine really in business 
> to serve, the reader or the advertiser?
> So maybe a good investment for a FLOSS consultant would be to *buy* 
> subscriptions to some less proprietary-biased magazines for their 
> clients!

While I enjoy reading Linux Journal, Linux Magazine, SysAdmin, Perl
Journal (available as a pdf).  And I might be underestimating my clients
but do not think they would actually read any of these because they
would tend to be too technical.  So, recommendations re: lighter weight
FOSS periodicals for the suits.
I reason and act, therefore, ken_i_m
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