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RIP CUJ

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There was a sticker on the cover of my latest issue of C/C++ User's Journal telling me that this issue (February I think) is the last and that the remainder of my (free) subscription will be paid out in issues of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Given that P.J. Plauger's editorial made no mention of it, I presume that it wasn't a decision that was long in the making.

Honestly I don't think it's as much a commentary on the state of C++ as it is a commentary on the state of print magazines. PC Magazine and Computer Shopper are both at well under 100 pages, down from their great phone-book bulk of years past. I stopped renewing all of my subscriptions. The only computer magazines I still get are Game Developer (because it's free) and Dr. Dobb's Journal (because I've got another 3 years outstanding on it from other magazines that have similarly imploded).

IMHO, we're just out of the era of the computer magazine. Honestly, I don't read 'em anymore unless I'm in a place where a computer's just not convenient (long car trip, airplane, etc).

G'bye C/C++ User's Journal. You'll live on forever on my hard drive as a big pile of digital editions that I prefer to the paper version anyway because I can search 'em via Google Desktop Search.
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Well if DDJ implodes in the next 3-4 years what are you going to get a subscription to, People Magazine?

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Well if DDJ implodes in the next 3-4 years what are you going to get a subscription to, People Magazine?

Playboy, of course. I don't think that's going to implode any time soon...

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