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Anybody notice how the trade magazines are shrinking?

EC&M this month is 42 pages!



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Professional Builder mag folded for a while but has recently come back. I guess everyones advertising budget is down.

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Part of this is on account of our suffering economy - and part is one of the unforseen consequences of the "internet revolution.'

Look aroud you at other publications - magazines as well as newspapers. They're all much smaller. Quite a few have folded. I already receive several 'newstand' magazines free over the internet.


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Besides the magazine, the electric west 2010 last year was not what it used to be. As Reno mentioned "Internet Revolution"

the human touch/interaction and the tangible feeling is slowly fading.

i am wondering how it will be for our kids and grand kids. it scary when i think about it.


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What trade magazines? I tried at least 10 times to get a free subscription to EC&M and they will not give me one.

As for Electrical Contracting, I still get that magazine and I love to read it. I get to see the new products that are out there. I love to read the code questions and the have some great articles that I read.

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Yes, the newspapers have shrunk. The classified sections, and auto ads are very minimal. The obituaries are now a lot bigger (print size). Time magazine may someday arrive in an envelope!

Personally, I still like the 'feel' of the magazine, and the newspaper over reading it 'on-line'. Perhaps, one of those 'kindle' things is in all our futures?



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John,

I prefer to read newspaper over the Net myself. I especially love reading the comics!

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Our newspaper has become about half the size it used to be. The print is so small that I can't even read it any more, so I canceled my subscription. I've had to resort to reading the news on-line.

I've noticed the same thing with magazines. With the exception of Arlington Industries, you sure don't see as much advertising in our trade magazines.

@Niko: I'm guessing that in many instances, our kids and grand kids won't know the difference, since they won't have known any better. Kind of like phones with cords.


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Harold I was getting EC&M for a while but it stopped. I guess they figure inspectors don't buy much wink


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Originally Posted by Niko
Besides the magazine, the electric west 2010 last year was not what it used to be. As Reno mentioned "Internet Revolution"

the human touch/interaction and the tangible feeling is slowly fading.

i am wondering how it will be for our kids and grand kids. it scary when i think about it.


Harold:

http://subscribe.ecmweb.com/subscribe.cfm?tc=NNWEB

Last edited by Joe Tedesco; 03/16/11 03:30 PM.

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