The April issues of Maximum PC and MacLife are currently on sale at a newsstand near you—assuming there is a newsstand near you. They’re the last print issues of these two venerable computer magazines, both of which date to 1996 (and were originally known, respectively, as Boot and MacAddict). Starting with their next editions, both publications will be available in digital form only.
But I’m not writing this article because the dead-tree versions of Maximum PC and MacLife are no more. I’m writing it because they were the last two extant U.S. computer magazines that had managed to cling to life until now. With their abandonment of print, the computer magazine era has officially ended.
I subscribed to Maximum PC just a handful of months ago because I wanted to support the existence of physical computer magazines and I wanted access to PC hardware news. I could have subscribed to one of the bigger site’s RSS feeds, but the signal to noise ratio isn’t great.
I got the email a month or so ago that the physical print edition was ending and I guess that’s it. The end of the computer magazine era.
➝ Source: technologizer.com