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posted by pudge on 2002.09.17 7:00   Printer-friendly
barryp writes "You can now pledge a subscription to The Perl Review. The plan is to produce four print magazines per year. Cost: $12/year (US); $20/year (international). Let's all make this happen by signing up!" The web site says that they'll attempt to go print if they get enough subscription pledges.
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  • So now that TPJ is trying to get subscriptions to get their magazine back into print, TPR comes along and also wants subscriptions to go into print? Wouldn't it be better overall to combine these two efforts to make one superior magazine?

    Also, I assume there are a number of people only willing to pay for one or the other, not both. That hurts both groups trying to get money.
    • No. TPJ (the Journal) want subscriptions to their on-line content. I think they have pretty much given up on the idea of a print magazine. TPR (the Review) have (so far) provided their on-line content at no charge. As a lot of us mourn the passing of the print version of TPJ, the people at TPR are stepping-up-to-the-plate and going for a print version. As compares to other magazines that I subscribe to (SysAdmin and Linux Journal), US$20 is not a bad deal.

      I suspect that TPR will continue on-line even i

      • I can't make promises, but I don't think TPR would go away if we don't make a print magazine for some reason (but I don't see that happening). Almost all of TPR is in CVS on SourceForge somewhere, so even if I got hit by a bus someone else could run with it :)
    • I dunno. As a casual Perl programmer (and one who enjoys it very much), I always found TPJ entertaining, educational, and very practical.

      TPR on the other hand seems much more like a academic excercise. It seems to be written for a small group of people without direct application necessarily in mind.
      It's kind of like comp.lang.perl.misc (which, personally, I've found very useful and gets 100s of posts a day) vs. comp.lang.perl.moderated which seems to target the same group as TPR, only gets a few pos

  • In light of the $0.30 + 2.2% transaction fee [] levied by Paypal [] and problems which a number of people (myself included) have experienced with Paypal [] in the past, are there are any alternative means by which a subscription could be paid for, even if this means sending a cheque via snail-mail.