Digital Machinist - electronic version

Just subscribed. Can't download or print.
Village Press claims copyright etc.
My questions:
1. I can copy pages of the print version for use in the shop. Why
not the digital version?
2. I can download and save and print the digital version of Circuit
Cellar magazine, why not DM?
I found that I CAN capture the screen image and print / save same for
the pages I want which solves my problem for now, but I'd much rather
save a pdf so I can refer to ANY article at will, without having to
link to the publisher's site.
Bit backward, no?
Reply to
Mark F
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Yes, backward. Cancel your subscription and let them know exactly why. Every publication I have looked at with an electronic version provides a PDF you can download and archive, so you can refer to it at any time and place just like the hard copy version. I would never pay for online only access to content that may not be accessible tomorrow and isn't accessible in places I may be with no 'net access.
Reply to
Pete C.
Yup. It's called a "free market economy".
Reply to
Tim Wescott
Because someone will post the digital version on the internet and then a significant portion of his customers would stop buying the print and digital versions.
Probably because Circuit Cellar ad revenue is much greater than Digital Machinist. My wife sends Steve C. a check for about $2400 every month for the JK microsystems ads so I have some experience in that matter (:
If you want to talk to the owner of Village Press, send me an email. He's a friend of mine and I can put you in touch with him.
Install Cute PDF and print to that.
Reply to
Jim Stewart
Mark, I just tested this procedure. Using Windows XP. I opened a new text file in Open Office.
Then used the Fn key plus prt sc key to copy the screen to the clip board. Then bring up the Open Office text page and paste to the page. Enter key to get to the bottom of the image.
Then went to a different screen and did the same capture and paste procedure. Did with three different screens so there were two pages on the text page.
Then used the "export to PDF" option to save the text file as a PDF.
Brought up the PDF file using Explorer and there were the screen captures in the PDF file.
Not as nice as virgin PDF display of the magazine, but pretty readable at 100% size.
Paul
Reply to
KD7HB
Yes, very.
I have subscribed to Circuit Cellar for years in pdf form. If I couldn't, I wouldn't since I seldom throw things away and I ran out of space years ago.
Recently EAA released past Sport Aviation magazines in PDF free to members. Even magazines before my membership started.
This year I'm letting my subscription to National Geographic expire. I've recieved that since the glory days of the Gemini program. Part of it is because it went way left and other is I don't have room to store it anymore. Killing trees to send me a printed on glossy paper magazine sure seems a step backward for a magazine that has gone tree hugger. If they offered PDF with a reduction in cost based on the economics, I might stay, if they offered me the ablity to download all the mags I've recieved over the years and then recycle my paper versions, I'd be all over that.
Don't get me wrong, I love paper books, I love paper magazines, even newspapers but I'm willing to give up some tactile sensation and random access capability to have the media in a form I can manipulate, store, and view on an electronic device.
I'd cancel and tell George Bulliss that it just wasn't good enough.
In fairness to George, a nice guy by the way, I've met him, he is serving a niche market and I suspect he fears a significant part of his subscriber base can't be trusted.
I've met a lot of his base at Names, the exibitors, likely his customers sure seemed like stand up people to me.
Wes
Reply to
Wes
Dunno 'bout DM, but most sites which do this are counting on selling you copies instead of letting you print them. Copyright and/or greed. You pick.
-- Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -- Margaret Lee Runbeck
Reply to
Larry Jaques
Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding mags are $37/yr. Online access to them, plus some more videos, costs $5/mo, an additional $60/yr. FTN
-- Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -- Margaret Lee Runbeck
Reply to
Larry Jaques
Is it searchable? Sounds like image files in a doc.
Reply to
Bob La Londe
Just images in a file.
Paul
Reply to
KD7HB

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