Once upon a time, in the late-80s to the mid-90s, if you cared one bit about PCs, you read Computer Shopper. You might only get a copy once or twice a year when you got the bug to buy or put together your own computer, but when you wanted to get deep into PCs, Computer Shopper is what you got. That was then. This is now. Today, Computer Shopper announced that it was going online only.
It just won’t be the same. There was a time when Computer Shopper had more than a thousand, tabloid sized pages. It was the Goliath of the magazine rack. And, I’m proud to say that I was a contributing editor and columnist for the magazine back in those days.
I started writing for Shopper in 1989, just before Ziff Davis bought it and I wrote regularly for it for the next six years. It was a great run.