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Actually, a number of public libraries have an on-line feature that allows you to download a book. The book document has a feature that locks it once the 'return date' arrives.

I was skeptical about it at first myself, but I spend a lot of time waiting to testify, and having access to hundreds of books on my phone has really been nice.
Yeah, and I have used a Nook and currently have a Kindle for reading on the go, since I spend a lot of time waiting in doctors' offices. I would still rather carry a book, having been raised in the Late Jurassic Period.

When my Nook was destroyed by the Barnes and Noble staff during an "upgrade", I lost my entire e-library without compensation or any way to recover it. OTH, my personal library is always there on my shelves ready for me to discover something new or overlooked. Printed books have a lot fewer spelling errors, too.
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Seriously, I am wondering that as well. If the forums are going away there are some post I want to save first.
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You should still be able to write and submit digitally, PM. Not the same as being able to send a copy of yourself in print to the family, or hanging it on your wall, but still...
Probably the end of writing. they are no longer going to teach cursive in school.........
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Must be serious, as indicated by the complete lack of substantive responses from the forum admins. Silence these days is always an admission of serious problems.

I never "subscribe" to e-mags. To me, the real value of a magazine is part of its physical presence on my side table, there to picked up and perused at my leisure, set down briefly, resumed when I wish and where I wish, needing no batteries or internet connection and incapable of being altered or edited after it is published.

Magazines last for many decades, and contain additional information of historic value beyond their articles, while e-mags are subject to the whims of available storage space and electronic digital distortion. A magazine can be put into a footlocker and is still there, still ready to be read, fifty years later...or even longer.

Pick up an old National Geographic sometime, ignore the articles and read the advertisements for a wonderful look into the economic life and times of America in the past, what was important and what it cost back then. That's often of more interest than anything else to those who truly appreciate history in its entirety.

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Printing costs are high. There's magazines with a lot more popular appeal that have gone digital.
Digital as an option is one thing, as the only ...

Bad enough to have to pay a subscription price , but to add aper and cartridge costs to print hard copy of portions to all of the mag, nah ... !!!

When my paid subscription for a printed mag that has gone digital midway thru expires, I doubt strongly I will renew.

I'd be willing to wade thru a few more pages of adverts, or even a pay a few bucks more for a printed hardcopy subscription, but I haven't time and inclination to spend more time in front of a screen to read what has been one of my fav mags. Just not the same experience, etc.

Weider Group is making a big mistake here IMO.
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Must be serious, as indicated by the complete lack of substantive responses from the forum admins. Silence these days is always an admission of serious problems.

I never "subscribe" to e-mags. To me, the real value of a magazine is part of its physical presence on my side table, there to picked up and perused at my leisure, set down briefly, resumed when I wish and where I wish, needing no batteries or internet connection and incapable of being altered or edited after it is published.

Magazines last for many decades, and contain additional information of historic value beyond their articles, while e-mags are subject to the whims of available storage space and electronic digital distortion. A magazine can be put into a footlocker and is still there, still ready to be read, fifty years later...or even longer.

Pick up an old National Geographic sometime, ignore the articles and read the advertisements for a wonderful look into the economic life and times of America in the past, what was important and what it cost back then. That's often of more interest than anything else to those who truly appreciate history in its entirety.

Recently while helping oldest son move to Lincoln, NE, spotted an old footlocker I'd given him and upon opening, a few ACG issues I'd sent him while he was in Iraq nearly ten years ago. Blast from the past and I reclaimed them.

I with you on the old National Geographics. The classic yellow border issues from 50-60-70 years ago remain almost anthropological treasures on culture of the 1930-50's. Hard to duplicate in "digital", especially that aged "musty" smell, the texture of pages to flip, etc.
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Whoa wait! it's really done, I just got a subscription for Christmas!!!!!!!
And I just renewed another year and gave out a couple of subs. Talk about feeling screwed!
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Does the digital subscription allow you to download the articles or the magazine or require you to login and view online only? The reason I ask is I'm actually in the process of scanning some very old copies of Flight (from the '60s) and wonder if it's "better" to copy just the articles or the entire thing with the adverts of the times (very funny nowadays).
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It says final print issue but that it can be read online. Print media is increasingly shifting online - I guess it's another example of it.
Yet nothing in that issue or the subscriber label to indicate this is the last print issue. Many will be left hanging and wondering, WFT - where is my next issue. **** poor PR move on the part of WHG!
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BTW ~ "WORLD History Group" ???

Did 'Weider' (Weider History Group) sell out ~ off ???

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I began journalism school thinking I would write something for ACG magazine at some point.

I suppose that ship has sailed. Bummer.
Dude, start a blog or look into writing for some sites
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Cody can always write something for the other magazines, maybe something Airborne in World War II or Vietnam?

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A blog? You must be joking. I'm an educated man.

I have a couple of website opportunities related to MMA.

And next week I'm doing my second interview with a media company that owns a dozen newspapers.

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Cody can always write something for the other magazines, maybe something Airborne in World War II or Vietnam?
Indeed. But as a more of an Armchair General than a history buff, I had hoped to make an entry in the genre of historical gaming. And ACG really kickstarted my pursuit of a writing career, it would have been cool to come full circle.

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