Harry McCracken on the end of PCWorld magazine

If you could have shown me the web in 1983, or even 1993, I would have cheerfully traded an infinite number of computer magazines for the chance to read an endless, endlessly diverse quantity of information about tech products, updated not once a month but all day, every day, for free.

I would have too. But I would have thought twice if I realized just how much shit would be posted too.

Yeah, magazines are old tech and they’re on the way out. But journalism is still very much an industry in transition. I’m not sure that we’ve replaced what was there with something that is, on the whole, better.