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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 9937 25-Oct-2006 13:40
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I know that the thread on PC World magazine has been locked by Freitasm, however I was interested to read the feedback for the magazine so thankyou.

As just a general query - "You can't read a pc on the toilet" is a great phrase and I'll take it on tour, however what does everyone like to see in a well rounded magazine? (and you can all read it wherever you like) Smile

I am aware of a MyMobile reader out there already amonst the throngs of GeekZone members so any feedback or suggestions would be great and I can arrange for a few magazines to 'slip off' the shelves and into envelopes with your addresses on them.


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  Reply # 49648 25-Oct-2006 14:07
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Future technology would be the only segment of a magazine I would pay to read. All the help articles and reviews can be found using

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  Reply # 49653 25-Oct-2006 14:58
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You are quite right - we have had a lot of feedback similar in nature and is something I am interested in bringing more of to NZ. I think that once awareness is up we won't be at the back of the queue for the best technologies. It is frustrating that NZ is seen as a training ground for concepts such as EFTPOS

now all I need is for someone to pay for a trip to tokyo and $10k to spend on gadgets woo hoo!!!!!

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  Reply # 49658 25-Oct-2006 15:18
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I have gone off the glossy mags myself (well the tech ones anyway) as I find I can get fresher and more abundant news/views/reviews off the internet which for me is a mobile internet and always available where ever I might be. Monthly mags tend to be a bit stale by the time they reach the news stands.

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  Reply # 49659 25-Oct-2006 15:23
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As just a general query - "You can't read a pc on the toilet" is a great phrase and I'll take it on tour,

I have to disagree - I have replyed to many a forum post from the comfit of the throne using my Vaio SZ.

When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.


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  Reply # 49662 25-Oct-2006 15:52
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Apaches on wifi have many good uses too... :-P

A business venture I was involved in early last year looked at advertising in NetGuide, their booking time was about 3 - 4 months down the track due to needing to get everything finalised so far in advance. I had my suspicions, but that really devalued the mag for me, which I used to buy every second copy of, and now just get quarterly or so.

Because of the industry I work in, I tend to see a lot of copies of MM floating about, and have only ever bought one or two - I read it, but not every issue.

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  Reply # 49709 25-Oct-2006 22:53
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It is frustrating that NZ is seen as a training ground for concepts such as EFTPOS

That is because NZer's although not often given up-to-date technology are willing to take to it by the masses when we do.
As with the case with eftpos where NZers are almost at the top of the list for usage, and we have major NZ and Australian companys that are adapting to the world standards quickly, gaining a foothold in the asian market and then showing the rest of the world how to do it properly.

Imagine what NZers would do if they had access to other up-to-date technology, rather than the Japanese import society we live in at the moment.

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