If magazines were to disappear, waiting rooms would suffer. So would women who pose on cars, and Civil War re-enactors. Frankly, we can imagine a world without OMFG (The Official Meeting Facilities Guide), Girls and Corpses (exactly what you think), and Miniature Donkey Talk (dont worry about it), but wed rather not. We want to see whats doin in the latest issue of Model Airplane News as much as New York, Esquire, the New Yorker (for the pictures), Playboy (for the pictures), and, if we have sufficient privacy or are 13, Mad (for the articles). Unfortunately, many magazines are going out of business. Fortunately, magazines are always going out of business, ever since the first one, Ben Franklins General Magazine, went out of business. Steve Jobs has save magazines on his to-do list for next Thursday, but if you cant pass it down to your son when he hits puberty, its not a magazine. Today, Magazine Day praises the form with most appropriate magazine behavior: encouraging people to bring theirs in, spread them out, and waste a bunch of time. At 6 p.m., magazine people Derek Powazek (Fray), Jen Angel (Clamor), and Jeremy Smith (Shareable.net) head up a talk titled "The Future of Magazines." Well give you a hint: 3-D.
Sat., Feb. 27, 1 p.m., 2010