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Balaji Loganathan
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What magazines are you subscribed to or wish to subscribe? (either paper electronic version)?

Was once reading JDJ, Dr Dobb.,
Any other good one ?

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Deepak Bala
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I have never subscribed to one ever ! I went through digit once and thats about it. I dont plan to subscribe to one either unless i can really derive something out of the mag, be it sleep or knowledge. It will be interesting to know which one people read most.


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Jeroen T Wenting
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All mags that are available here at reasonable prices are completely useless.
They're essentially all advertising, with the "articles" being little more than advertising for the products being reviewed.

JDJ and Dr Dobs are little different, and far too expensive.

It's better to buy a good book a month than pay the same amount in subscription fees for 1 or 2 magazines (which is the reality if you live outside the US).


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marc weber
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If JDJ were reasonably priced, I would subscribe. But it's not.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by marc weber:
If JDJ were reasonably priced, I would subscribe. But it's not.


In all seriousness: people pay for JDJ? I've had a subscription since its inception, but I've never paid for it; I've always had a "professional courtesy subscription", or whatever they call it. They send you an email, you fill in a survey, and you get the subscription. I assumed everybody got it this way.


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marc weber
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
...In all seriousness: people pay for JDJ?...

I've purchased a few single issues at about $6 each. When I wanted to subscribe, the best "deal" I could find was almost $70 per year! (Yes, that's for normal US delivery. And I spent a couple of nights searching because I couldn't believe how expensive it was.)

I gave up on the idea.
Jeroen T Wenting
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


In all seriousness: people pay for JDJ? I've had a subscription since its inception, but I've never paid for it; I've always had a "professional courtesy subscription", or whatever they call it. They send you an email, you fill in a survey, and you get the subscription. I assumed everybody got it this way.


I once looked into it, and indeed in the US it's free.
But for European subscribers it cost $15+ per issue plus shipping (which is something similar again per issue).
 
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