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From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Poptronics was NOT the end of an era
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 18:22:13 -0800
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On Thu, 26 Dec 2002 13:47:56 GMT, Tom MacIntyre
>On 26 Dec 2002 12:06:19 GMT, email@example.com (ALG460) wrote:
>>No matter what, trash or not its sad to see it go. I have been reading these
>>mags since I was 5 years old going back to the late 50's when my father had a
>>subscription. Since then I have noticed the trend from good worth while
>>constuction projects back then to nothing more than TOYS now. No matter who the
>>actual publisher was they were publishing what they felt most readers wanted to
>>see - TOYS. The days of the electronics experimenter/enthusiast are gone for
>>good. Just look in a Radio Shack catalog. Most electronic components in there
>>are now special order and not stocked. Look at a Radio Shack flyer in the
>>sunday paper - no mention of electronic components - JUST TOYS, TOYS and more
>>TOYS. No more Heathkit. No more Lafayette. We play games on our cell phones
>>now. We play games on our computers and televisions. TOYS are becoming quite
>>popular in our cars.
>Although I agree with you in part, there is an old expression about
>all work and no play...
Electronics *is* play.
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