Originally Posted by Annelies
Oh please! How dare you compare a magazines to books.
The contents of a magazine -- especially one such as the "PlayStation: The Official Magazine" -- consisted of nothing more than PlayStation advertisements mixed in with a little news and maybe Sony threw in a demo disc. There are no uses for magazines anymore. Period. The whole purpose of a magazine is to sell the reader to advertisers. Why on Earth would Sony continue to publish something they can do for free on their blog? The majority of the world is online and you don't need a uber-1337 Internet connection to view Sony's blog and keep yourself updated. There, that's your magazine.
Now, look at a book. Go to your nearest Barnes & Nobles book store and look around - chances are every book written was by a passionate author who would rather not advertise the next Chevrolet in a magazine but instead share a vision with faithful listeners. Not only that, but the length of a book far exceeds the laughable 30 pages in a magazine. Because books are so much longer, readers choose to read them in comfort. Try reading an entire book comfortably on your computer monitor hunched over for hours on end. People read books to be enlightened, something a magazine 99% of the time DOES NOT DO. Good God,
. I don't know where this one came from. The basic idea of a book will never die where as magazines will continue to change and change and change because magazines are nothing more than advertisements.
I don't want to burst your bubble on your mission to sound intellectual.. But she wasn't saying which one is better... She was simply saying as many people read magazines as many people read books.... How can you get your rant from that?
And people do hunch over the computer screen.. It's called a ebook...