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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 electronic text. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>