The Volfish wrote:What does that mean for Tom and his print enterprise? It could and should be a source for content.
The conundrum for Tom is, I think, basically the same as for every other print publisher. Why should I read the magazine when this free forum is continuously updated with content of nearly the same or sometimes better quality? Honestly, many of the photos in the Friday thread are equal to anything in the print mag.
The prose here is unedited and there is plenty of bullshit, but the essence is there. Every once in a while you read some dynamite on here.
I like the magazine. I buy a copy of about half the issues. It is the best one out there. Many of the new magazines, online or in print, are just trying way too hard. There is a huge difference between telling an honest story and pushing a "lifestyle" or a new "culture." When I see those words in a magazine I read: "marketing demographic."
I read (but don't post very often) the forum nearly everyday because there is always something new, and it's usually pretty good. Aside from the trolls, all of it is genuine, which matters to me. Plus I am still trying to figure out what the fuck Mitch is saying, so until that happens....
"...when it's your favorite stream, at some point...ya just gotta stand in front of the bulldozers." -Deerhawk