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    Personal Computer World (UK) Magazine bites the dust

    According to El Reg:

    RIP Personal Computer World ? The Register


    I used to get that quite often too

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    That's a big shame I used to buy it every month in the late 90s (when I moved on from Amiga Format). I remember reading the odd copy my dad got in the early 90s where sellers like Software Warehouse (who became jumgle.com) and dabs often had 50 pages of advertising.

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    I was more a PC Pro guy myself. Only mag I get now though is Linux Journal. Everything else can be easily found online, hence the death of PCW I guess.

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    I'm a Computer Shopper man myself, although it isn't as pleasurable to read since Tony Tyler (Macbiter) passed away.

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    I remember sitting by the doormat at six o'clock on publication day every month...

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    PC Format & PC Gamer were my regular reads... cant say I have ever picked up a copy of PCW, shame to see them go

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post


    I remember sitting by the doormat at six o'clock on publication day every month...
    Shame the postman didnt come until 9 eh! lol

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    I started getting this when I outgrew Computeractive. Shame to see it go.

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    I don't know... personally I used to subscribe to PCW but kept finding the features were repeating themselves or were almost more like blog posts by the journalists (writing over a period of months about their own personal projects).

    I get PC Pro now.

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    I used to read PCW a lot around 2000 - 2004. Shame it's gone really, I always found it more technical and in-depth than most magazines and they had dedicated programming columns for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Shame the postman didnt come until 9 eh! lol
    Pfft, more like 11 here!

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    I honestly don't get the point of paper publications now... I used to get PC Plus and occasionally PCPro but now all the advantages you got from them have been overtaken.

    Free software? Nothing worth having on those cover disks you can't get elsewhere.

    Articles? Usually a month out of date and often just re-runs of stuff you've heard before.

    Class Reviews? Complete corporate roll-over rubbish. I lose my temper whenever they go with whatever rubbish some marketing guru has fed them as part of their mushroom compost. They actually seem to believe it too which is worse!


    About the only good to be had from any of them now is the odd nugget I've missed or as material to pass the time on a train journey or while the network is plugging away with a major re-RIS.

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    PCW (and Computer Shopper) are my reading material at my breakfast bar

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    Must admit PCW subscriber here as well, no notice yet though that its gone to us Although I did notice the other month we got a copy of Computer Shopper i think free with it which did worry me. Im a PCW subscriber but thats from when it was PC Magazine in the past, i used to get the Network Edition which was great and they stopped that, then it all merged into PCW and now

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    Found all those mags full of tripe. Paid to lie about stuff as they are keen not to upset the advertisers. Micromart all the way.

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