Time Discovers That Customizing Print Magazines Is Hard

from the not-so-easy dept

Last month, Time Magazine made some news with its plan to experiment with custom print magazines called "Mine," where subscribers could pick and choose from a collection of magazines to create their own semi-custom magazine. Think of it as an extremely limited RSS aggregator on paper. Sorta. Except... apparently Time is still working out the glitches. The first editions were sent out this week, which is when people noticed that what they got often had nothing to do with what they asked for. In other words, "Mine" became "Yours" or "Some Guy's." Perhaps it's best to stick with the RSS aggregator.
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  1. identicon
    vince, 19 Apr 2009 @ 7:00pm

    Re: Swing-and-a-miss

    Actually, what they call journalism today (and it has nothing to do with 'journalism' reporting, ethics, etc)...
    Is killing journalism... and brought a whole new life to the internet.

    People want reporting they can trust.

    Almost all of the 'major' news outlets, discarded truth and trust, decades ago.

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