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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Things that are the same and things that change
I don't know about others but I have found my magazine subscriptions lasting about 10-12 years. After that period, magazines seem to start "recycling" prior articles, either their own or those of other publishers, updated only by paraphrasing and perhaps somewhat different illustrations. Subjects covered also become pretty repetitious--perhaps because of the tenure and predilections of editors.
FWIW I have a "scrap book" with copies of articles of particular interest to me that I have collected over the years--first tearing out the article pages and slipping them in plastic page folders; then xeroxing when copy machines became commonplace; and, more recently by scanning on our desktop printer/scanner. No need for the original magazines, 40% to 50% of which are naught but advertising. They're just food for bookworms and/or door stops...
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