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A New InformationWeek Era
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abaumel
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abaumel,
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6/24/2013 | 4:31:23 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
Inevitable I'm sure, but sad nonetheless. IW may have been the first trade mag I subscribed to way back when I was a green IT support tech. Looked forward to perusing the pages on my commute. Now I browse on my iPhone, but will miss the pages.
Keith Fowlkes
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Keith Fowlkes,
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6/24/2013 | 5:55:03 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
Best wishes, Rob! May fully digital be fruitful in the coming 25 years!
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Number 6,
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6/24/2013 | 6:29:49 PM
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This is good. I had tried dropping the magazine a few years ago, with the intent of staying on the IW e-mails, but somehow that wasn't possible. I'm sure some readers will justifiably miss the paper, but for me this is fine.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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6/24/2013 | 6:59:19 PM
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"Creative destruction" exactly describes what's going on in IT these days, what with cloud computing and new data platforms encouraging companies to rethink their technology selections and investments. The onslaught of digital media is, in part, driving interest in cloud-based marketing applications and big data analysis of social-sphere sentiment. We're all living in the same world.
Raficus
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Raficus,
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6/24/2013 | 9:40:22 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
Have you thought of charging for the printed version? As a loyal
reader I value your content, and would be willing to subscribe or pay a
per issue rate if it wasn't too onerous.

From all the trade
magazines I subscribe to I have realized the ones I read the most are on
print and not digital. In the digital space, too many things compete
for my attention and I tend to skim rather than read.

My
circumstances may be out of the norm as I don't have a commute, sit on a
train or bus... I leave few minutes from work and thus I like my
reading the old fashioned way. But alas, this is business and "progress"
and I understand.
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cbabcock,
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6/25/2013 | 1:24:10 AM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
As someone who started out working for daily newspapers, it's a sad day when the paper goes away. Charlie Babcock, a definitely senior writer @ InformationWeek
pardizzone01801
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pardizzone01801,
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6/25/2013 | 1:36:59 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
Another print mag dies and a website I will never come to (only came here to post this). I looked forward to the print edition every month as I don't commute and don't read digital mags or websites as they are full of obnoxious popup ads or more ads on a page then the actual content. I had to click through an ad just to reach the site this morning which immediately turns me off to it.
awittmann941
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awittmann941,
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6/25/2013 | 2:35:01 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
Get Adblocker Plus for Firefox and you'll never see another ad on a website again. It makes all the difference in the world.
moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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6/26/2013 | 11:12:07 AM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
I agree, print was so much easier to handle and pass on. I read IW during my lunch break and despite (or exactly because) I work in IT I cannot afford a tablet that is of a reasonable size for reading a magazine. Aside from that, I would have to download the content at home because my work does not allow for foreign devices on the network (so much for BYOD).
Many will not even bother complaining. The decision is made, readers were not asked, and now we got the only option to deal with yet another web site with articles that are here today and gone tomorrow. Forget archiving or finding anything, filing away paper is so tremendously easier. Same way that index cards in the library get you to your books faster than any of that computer stuff.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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6/27/2013 | 2:29:20 PM
re: A New InformationWeek Era
"Faster than any of that computer stuff..."
Spoken like a true IT professional!. Let's go back to filing cabinets and IBM Selectric typewriters! So much faster and easier. Uh... now where did I leave that WhiteOut???
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UBM TW,
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6/25/2013 | 2:07:01 PM
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Rob, farewell to print, and good luck. I was an IWK writer and editor from 1990 to 1998...enjoyed seeing the best covers, thanks.
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softwareagjim,
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6/26/2013 | 12:32:17 PM
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Digital wins - but my subscription ends. Congrats to InformationWeek for being the last paper holdout. I enjoyed reading the paper magazine at my desk. However, it wil now be like the others. The PDF version of IW is not convenient, and I consume all the other tech publications via web browser. Sorry to see you go.


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