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Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
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Every 3 months, Dr Dobb's Journal shifts to a cheaper paper. Pretty soon they're going to be on newsprint reject. I only page thru it now, the only article/column that routinely hold my interest are "Dr Ecco's Omniheurst Corner" and "Swaine's Flames".

It's gotten to $MICROSOFT_TECH_DUJOUR (currently C# and VB.NET)-centric. Tho this month has some articles that may be interesting.

It's getting harder and harder for it to justify it's subscription cost each year.

Everything that used to make it unique, is now both nearly ubiquious, and on the `net.
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celestialweasel From: celestialweasel Date: October 20th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I subscribed for a couple of years, but decided it wasn't worth the money. I found the articles were usually very esoteric but not in an 'esoteric but interesting though I won't actually need to program a DSP myself' way. I have a special superpower whereby whenever I subscribe to a magazine it goes bust or turns crap or both.
elfs From: elfs Date: October 20th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I noticed that. I still have many older articles archived at home on things like reliable socket programming and oddities of thread design, but I haven't picked up an issue off the newsstand in months.

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