An Era is Over – PC Magazine Goes 100% Digital
Today, during lunch break, I bought the last edition of PC Magazine on paper – January 2009.
Since I was in the university, I’ve got many chances to read PC Magazine. Thanks to the president of our university – Mr Chien Wei-zang, he helped to keep all the original copies of foreign periodical publications in our library. It was the most exciting moment when I skipped a class and read PC Magazine, BYTE, PC World, … in the periodical room, I felt I was so close to the Silicon Valley.
I still have a few hard copies at home, those were from ’93 to ’96, I got them either through free subscription or from second-hand bookstores. Since then, everything goes to digital, goes to the Internet; most are free, some are not. A thousand years later, those print publications will become valuable pieces, as we see oracle bones or bamboo slips today.