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  • TPJ vs. TPR (Score:2, Interesting)

    by barryp (2829) on 2002.09.12 4:02 (#12782) Homepage
    It's interesting that The Perl Journal is moving from a print mag to PDF, while - at the same time - brian d foy is trying to move The Perl Review from PDF to a print mag ... PDF's are fine, but there's something about getting a Perl mag in the mail!
    • Maybe I should offer the same deal. If 3000 people give me $12 dollars, I'll make 4 print issues in the next year. It's completely doable---I think we've figure out putting a magazine together by now :)
      • the new TPJ will be monthly
      • If 3000 people give me $12 dollars

        You only need 2999 now.

        You might want to consider having your paypal donation link(s) have a $12 option hardcoded, in addition to the $2 link now. I had to do the whole thing manually to send you $12. No big deal, but...

        Just a thought. Good luck!
      • How should we sign up?...through the "Pay Pal"?
      • Brian,

        I thought that the PDF publication route was brilliant. XP publishing that works.

        Why take a step backwards and produce a
        print version with all the troubles and loss that
        it entails?

        Maybe a HTML online version would be a better idea.
        Or even producing each article in its oen separated PDF file (Maybe). That is who the developerworks site from IBM works wich is not too bad.

        Why kill more trees than what is necessary?

        Content is the key, not the transport!

        I can't believe it's anything but Perl!
        • I would produce a print version if people wanted it. Content is not key - readers are. Content makes no difference if nobody reads it. A lot of people have asked for a print version. A lot places around the world do not have easy access to the internet, and some that do don't have fast access.

          I still read print magazines because I can take them places I wouldn't take a computer, or I can read them between 0 and 10,000 feet on an airplane, or on the subway, or other places. A lot of people have told me
      • I think they are ambitious to expect 3000 subscriptions.

        With so much good information available elsewhere, I'm undecided whether I'll subscribe or not.

        • There is a lot of good information elsewhere, and I hope to be able to add to that information through TPR. Although we reproduced a few existing things to get going, we have been adding new things and giving more people a chance to express themselves. We've published a lot of first-time writers who probably wouldn't make it onto, for instance.

          We're trying to hit topics that other people haven't explored. One hole in the Perl literature is how it plays with other tools. We've published article
    • .. PDF's are fine, but there's something about getting a Perl mag in the mail! ..Amen!