Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Q3 Poll: What magazines/newsletters do you subscribe to?

I'll go first:

1. Cryptogram
2. The Economist
Permalink Michael B 
July 12th, 2007 12:05am
Oh, that's weird. Until last month I was also Cryptogram and Economist reader.

I really enjoy The Economist for it's charming British style of discourse. I wish we were a little more intellectual in that way in America. But I've grown really tired of some of their recurring themes-- the weekly "How to save the Bush presidency" article (or two or three) in particular really started to get on my nerves. Over the last year they've been doing some logical acrobatics and backflips to support a few editorial position that have become completely ridiculous. I am stupid, but after a few years of reading them I learned their editorial positions, which don't seem to change, and it seems like I know what the entire article will be about given a headline. But aside from that, I do like their international coverage and honesty.

I also like Bruce Schneier's Cryptogram. But he's not aging well; his latest books suck. His tone is that of a winy boring curmudgeon, which is just painful to read, and I think he's lost some of his 'interesting' mojo. I really liked him more when he was a nerdy graduate student and wrote more technical books about algorithms and protocols.

I am currently looking around for more news sources. I love the Wall Street Journal, they have the best coverage of the Republicans. The New York Times tends to piss me off, I think they've gotten better since the shake up of their editorial staff last year, but they still seem to be complete whores who will trade inside access for fluff talking point stories. The Journal has the balls to report the talking points directly and discuss the strategy behind them. Anyways, I think the NYT's "We are the paper of record" self consciousness really hurt their credibility during the fall out from their atrocious WMD coverage.

Unfortunately, we are going to cancel our WSJ subscription when the Murdoch buyout goes through. It would just be too sad to watch is slowly lose it's integrity.

So my wife and I are also sniffing around for other news sources.
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 12th, 2007 12:33am
Lets make out.
Permalink Michael B 
July 12th, 2007 12:37am
Umm, online? I'm sort of a virgin at texting, I am from the age of BBS's, before IM, cybering, and typing with one hand...
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 12th, 2007 12:43am
I read cryptogram in batches.

I read a bunch of aviation blogs and sites, I posted a list earlier.

I get a bunch of free mags - EE Times, EDN, Solid State Technology, Laser Focus World, Storage, EWeek, Control Engineering, one on security, there are a couple others...  I mostly skim them and keep the articles that are particularly interesting.

Our company gets a bunch of mags, I get a copy of Windows Magazine and read the circulating copies of ENR, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, MAchine Design, Dr. Dobbs, Circuit Cellar (I get to keep CC after it makes the rounds), Harvard Business Review (I usually only read the case studies).

I get Spectrum and Computer from my IEEE membership.

I sometimes buy sailing magazines, not as much since I mostly stopped sailing.

I read fredoneverything.net and jerrypournelle.com regularly, plus the dilbert blog and CoT.

I get my news through here, mostly.  Anything really worthwhile shows up here pretty quickly.  I haven't read slashdot in a while, even though I'd still like to introduce the "Repost Dildo" meme there.  I can't be bothered to read Digg or Reddit.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 12th, 2007 1:46am
none. I don't have the time.

if I did, I'd probably pick up Gramophone, New Scientist and maybe Wire for the good info although the trendy nerdism irritates the fuck out of me.

oh yeah, and Razzle.
Permalink $-- 
July 12th, 2007 5:55am
stopped subscribing many years ago.

there are a few that I read regularly though

financial times
the business
private eye
the chap
the modern drunkard magazine
the economist
the new scientist
business week and forbes on occasion

stopped reading the Havard Business Review when I was in my teens. Found them to be rubbish, particularly the case studies
ditto for most computing magazines, and most entrepreneurial magazines.
Permalink Send private email Tapiwa 
July 12th, 2007 9:51am

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