PC Magazine to Stop Being Printed

The final edition of PC Magazine, the 25-year-running tech magazine, will be released in January of 2009. The magazine is the originator of comparative software and hardware reviews, and perhaps the first magazine about Personal Computers.

While the magazine is going away, the website, PCMag.com, is not. The editors and columnists are staying on, and will be writing for the website. You can read their full announcement here: PC Magazine Goes 100% Digital.

I’ve enjoyed reading PC Magazine for several years now, though I have never subscribed. The local library has a subscription, and I’ve checked out nearly every issue for…I’m not sure how long. It’s a little sad to see it go. Though I like the web format, where I get new content delivered to my RSS reader every day, it’s still nice to read a print magazine once in awhile. I still have PC World and Macworld, but they have a bit of a different style than PC Mag.

Well, best of luck to the transition to all of you at PC Mag. However, one word of advice: Consider a redesign of your website. It’s looking a little dated and could stand some improvement, especially since it will be your sole content vehicle.

  • http://www.bloggingtips.com Kevin

    I’m not sure if it was this magazine but I read recently that a computer based magazine was making 80%+ of it’s revenue through it’s online site so you can understand why they have made this transition.

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

    It very well might have been PC Magazine you read about. I read that they were making 70%+ off their revenue off their website, which was a surprise to me.

  • http://www.tinafountain.com/blog/ Ray

    I appreciate what they are trying to do, but they do need to redesign their site.