After 40 years, PC Magazine ceases publication #PC #IBMPC #PCMag #VintageComputing @VintageNewOld @PCMag

The December 2022 issue of PC Magazine will be its last one. Carol Mangis, manager of the magazine’s digital edition, announced the news in her “First Word” column.

The magazine started its life in 1982, founded by David Bunnell, Jim Edlin, and Cheryl Woodard. By the end of 1983, the monthly issue had 800 pages! The readers started asking for a biweekly magazine, which came to life in 1984 with around 400 pages for every issue. This biweekly periodicity lasted until January 2008, when it went back to the monthly issues. Later that year, the printed edition of PC Magazine was another victim of the internet, and it went fully digital on November 2008.

Since its inception, PCMag has focused on reviewing products and publishing articles to help enhance productivity, which had a great appeal back when it started, and it continues to attract readers to this date.

Carol Mangis explains that the decision to stop publishing PCMag:

“As much as we have enjoyed carefully curating its contents and presenting our stories in the most visually compelling ways each month, it’s hard to compete with the immediacy we can deliver online. So we’ve made the decision to shift our focus fully toward PCMag.com”.

It is good to know that the work will continue at pcmag.com but losing another computer magazine leaves a nostalgic feeling of a time that won’t come back, but thanks to the Internet Archive, you can still go back and read all the issues here.

Read more at Vintage is the New Old.


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