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  • by $Bob (668) on 2002.10.08 16:08 (#13684)
    Something just occurred to me, why don't The Perl Journal and The Perl Review combine forces. There may not be enough critical mass to support two, but hopefully there should be enough to support one.
    • I think they should stay separate, myself.

      Competition almost always is a Good Thing (TM). It means there's a vital market. If there's only one, they could get sloppy and just put out anything.

      If we'd all just support them, there could easily be two. If we don't want to support them, maybe we don't deserve even one.

    • by SuperCruncher (3330) on 2002.10.08 16:46 (#13690)
      It seems to me that The Perl Journal and The Perl Review have very different content. TPJ seems to focus more on real-world, practical applications, whereas TPR seems to focus more on geeky or computer science applications.

      I'm not saying one is better than the other, but I think it's good to have competition and also to have separate magazines for different types of content.

    • If TPR and TPJ combine forces, that means TPR becomes part of a big magazine company with all of the problems that entails.

      The folks behind TPJ are really trying to do a good thing. They aren't getting paid extra to do what they are doing with TPJ. However, they think if they can show the higher-ups there is enough interest, they can save the magazine.

      I'm not competing with TPJ. I think people should subscribe to it. TPR won't try to duplicate content or copy TPJ. We've even been talking about working together on some things. Still, why ask for less content? Two journals is twice the content. :)
    • There are more than enough readers in Perl-space to support both 'zines, particularly if they both are running as e-zines. I personally would prefer not to see them combined, on the same principal that I insist that my production machines are double-plugged. If I have problems in one of the power-supplies, I know that there IS a backup.

      I go back to sleep now....