Category Archives: Digital Periodicals

What Ruined Your Life?

A hilarious story too!

The magazine is called Mass Movement. I hadn’t heard of it before.

It’s free and a PDF! Go to the site to download.

Along with Mitzi are Gregory Benford, Larry Niven, Joe Lansdale, and many others!

Put your tablet to some good use.

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Updated: PDFs For Free

This is basically an updated version of the earlier post from March 2012.

I haven’t searched for new PDFs, but I did wind up adding a few related to comics due to the way a certain site presented them.

Unlike the original one, I’ve alphabetized this list (although it might seem idiosyncratic due to collection sites) by publication title.

Note that some of these will be scans of zines once in print — that’s history! All of these are legitimately free. No piracy. And all of these links lead to a website where you will find the download link. Direct-download links tend to mess people up.

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What Your iPad Is Missing


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That’s just a few of the legitimately-free PDFs I downloaded yesterday from the list I’ve been compiling.

Go get some.

And contribute to the list!

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PDFs For Free

Update December 10, 2013: There is an updated version. Click here for it.

Note that some of these will be scans of zines once in print — that’s history! All of these are legitimately free. No piracy. And all of these links lead to a website where you will find the download link. Direct-download links tend to mess people up.

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The Death Of The Hacker: InfoWorld 1985

Update: Date typo in post title fixed!

I came across this on Google Books, going through some old issues of InfoWorld I’d read back in the day:


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For those who want text, see after the break.

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We’ll Always Have Print. No. Wait. We Won’t!

The print fetishists are getting another kick in the butt from The Future.

Marvel “Greatly Reduces” Newsstand Distribution

I now understand that Marvel is all but withdrawing from newsstand distribution. The phase is a “greatly reduced” newsstand service and I’ve heard from some comic stores who use the newsstand distribution system for some stock that there are no Marvels coming in to them at all.

I’m told that newsstand accounts no longer being serviced by older methods are being turned into direct market Diamond accounts with Marvel’s assistance and any account looking to order comics can contact Diamond.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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Gorgeous PDF Magazines For Free

PDF-Mags.com is a site that spreads the word about free design and art magazines done in PDF format. The iPad has made PDFs live up to the “P” — portable. And on the new iPad’s Retina Display, these should be absolutely stunning.

One thing. See where I’ve circled in red below?


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That tiny target is the link to go to each magazine’s website. So pinch-out to zoom or you’ll go mad. It was difficult enough seeing that on my desktop screen.

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The Comic Book Conundrum

And which screen size?

3.8″ LCD (smartphone)?
6″ eInk?
7″ LCD?
8.9″ LCD?
10″ LCD?

Additional:

ComiXology + DC + Kindle Fire = ?

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Does HP Actually Have A webOS Licensee?

What’s contained in this post is pure speculation, but intriguing.

Why would HP state that it’s going to continue webOS development when no other company has professed any interest in it?

What if HP already has a licensee but can’t say so?

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Comic Books Come To HP TouchPad

Aquafadas’ AveComics App To Support HP TouchPad

To see the selection of comics before getting the app, go here.

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