Monday, September 5, 2011

Magazine Scene

The are people reading magazines everywhere; and there are no limit to the choices available. Of all the print media, they offer by far the broadest range of human expression in text and pictures. Unlike television, magazines have to be read, and reading is active.
There are untold number of magazines. Nobody knows for sure how many magazines exist.
Consumer magazines, business, and trade magazines are in one trade category. Science and technical periodicals are in the second category. Finally, professional publications are in the third category.
We live now in the Age of Information, and magazines continue to be the prime carries. No other country in the world can equal the United States for sheer numbers and variety of magazine publications. Where else, could there be seventy-six magazines on skiing and snowmobiling; forty-five devoted to brides; seventy-one astronomy publications.
So we left just with one important question about the "spirit of future?"
The answer is below:
"Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?"
(Henry IV, Part I)
Our cyberspace opened the door to technological revolution, transforming all three publishing fields -books, newsletters, and magazines alike. Text that survived for five centuries cannot disappear overnight, or perhaps at all. So far, every new technology, from computer to digital photography, has created new inducements to read.

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