Re: [announce] Invented Languages magazine
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:24|
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...> wrote:
> As one of the contributing writers in the publication, I have to point out
> one argument against electronic distribution. A professional-looking print
> publication carries a lot more status than an electronic document, no
> matter how nice the typography is.
Ah, hm, there is that.
Just as (or so I think) it gave the Klingon language a certain amount
of cachet to have a regular, peer-reviewed, printed publication,
registered with the US LoC and with a real ISSN. (I'm not sure whether
that influenced the decision to grant Klingon its own ISO 639 language
code, but it might.)
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:17 AM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> There is definite prestige to dead-tree publication - that will go
> away in time, of course. But we're talking about the value of
> offering the magazine *additionally* in electronic form. If it's
> available only to paid subscribers to the print edition, I don't see
> how that detracts from the magazine's value or prestige...
Also a good point. That would seem to be the best of both worlds: the
cachet of dead trees and the sustainability (such as it is) of a
subscriber-funded publication with the convenience of searchable
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>