Paid Content brings somewhat sad tidings: PC Magazine is no more — at least as a print magazine. (PCMag.com will live on.) I hadn’t read the magazine in years, but it was nothing personal. I still have a couple of magazine subs these days, but except for EDGE (which has lapsed!) they’re all science or car magazines. For my computer nerdery I go online. As, apparently, does everyone else.
But I still have fond memories. When I was a kid I’d be left in my step-father’s office while he worked. PC Magazine was about the only entertaining thing around. Certainly reading a John C. Dvorak column about Sybase or something was more interesting than reading the latest issue of C.I.O.. And there would even be a game review in there from time to time, albeit usually about three months after the game was out. It’s also where I first ran into Loyd Case’s work of which I’ve always been a fan. (Loyd helps run Extreme Tech, another Ziff Davis online property.)
Anyway, such is life, but it’s certainly the passing of an era.