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    Default Do you read print computer magazines - the 'real' ones on the shelves?

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    Default Re: Do you read print computer magazines - the 'real' ones on the shelves?

    In the past (20 to 30 years ago) I read computer magazines avidly. On the odd occasion I buy one now they have no substance.

    Compute! magazine was one of my favorites.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compute!
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    Bill - your link is broken - the shriek is outside [I've always wanted to say that ]
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    Thanks Steve the link is now correct.

    In programming circles (here in the States at least) that is called a bang and the asterisk * is called a splat.
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    I am displaying my roots maybe in calling it a shriek
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    As the question is "Do you read print computer magazines" I answered No.
    But I once did (a lot)

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    Up to a few years back I would buy on average 3 to 4 different magazines a month. These days I never buy one. No one particular reason that I can think of, just got the feeling that they were going over all the same old ground time after time.
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    For me, access to high speed internet was late. Dial-up (28k max where I was at the time) was hopeless for anything really useful. Also the PC mags were the only way I could get to try out shareware and freeware plus the occasional full version freebie.

    After broadband was available. much of the information contained in the magazines was available on demand online. It was also fresher, news in PC magazine is often out out date by the time they hit the shelves.

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    Default Re: Do you read print computer magazines - the 'real' ones on the shelves?

    I always thought a shriek was an exclamation mark..

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    Default Re: Do you read print computer magazines - the 'real' ones on the shelves?

    yes indeed - a journalistic argot amongst others

    and part of the magazine name "compute!" - without the shriek Bill's link just went to a general comput[ing] wiki page

    but its also a marvel comics character, a batman villain - hence my other reference

    moving swiftly back on topic - as far as I can remember I have bought only one such magazine in the last 24 months.... but read considerably more [part of the job]
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