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Magazines Aren't Dying, Just Go to the Airport

  • Fortune, Monday, August 24, 2009 10:03 PM

It's a good idea to keep in mind that everything you read on the Internet about the future of the media is written by people who are writing on the Internet about the future of the media, points out columnist Stanley Bing.

So, are magazines really dead, like the online pundits say? Magazines may be in pretty tough shape all right, "but you go to an airport and all you see is magazines," Bing writes. "Even the books look like magazines. There are at least seven separate magazines still interested in Jon and Kate. A bunch more seem to be about boats and cameras and computers and sex. I generally buy one about cars."

Bing says he is no longer interested in reading anybody who says anything that he likes is dead, including liquor, meat, magazines and newspapers. "I'm not going to consider anything dead until I'm no longer interested in it, and I'm going to watch out for emotional conflicts of interest on the whole subject."



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