April 2, 2009
Magazines are divided into three categories:
- Those you never even want to read.
- Those you buy.
- Those you don’t buy but read in WHSmiths.
These days the only magazines that get bought by me are the occasional guitar magazine, when I get inspiration to get a bit better or there is a very cool guitar on the front cover. Science Fiction magazines slipped from buy, to read at WHSmiths to never want to read at about issue 20 of SFX.
However, I have a feeling that there may be a new magazine that I want to buy: Wired UK, which launches today. Looking at the sampler makes me go “oooh”. I feel the need for a good print magazine, I think print may be the new online. Plus Ben Hammersley is the associate editor: he had one of the first blogs I ever read, wrote a book about RSS when no one knew what it was and seems to have a rather interesting life. Ben says We’re making something great specifically for the Wired audience which I think may well include me.