Yes, "Rockets" magazine is brand new. Theirs was the winning proposal
to provide a magazine for Tripoli. The announcement from the TRA BOD is
Darren J Longhorn wrote:
I'm a little taken aback by the fact that they not only can't spell
"November" on the main page of their website, but by the fact that the
'sample download issue' says that it is "January/February 2005", while
clearly reflecting events from late 2005 and upcoming events for 2006.
I view the first as a minor 'nit'. I view the fact that every page has
the wrong date on it as a major 'nit'. Unfortunately, this does not
reflect well (IMHO) on the editorial ability of those putting the
magazine together, and I speak as the former editor of a computer
journal (about twenty years ago).
Darren J Longhorn wrote:
They're big players in http://www.mdrocketry.org/ as well. You could
look at their newsletters to see if you spot a long term trend that
might influence your decision to buy the magazine. I've already
subscribed for a year to see how they do...
David Erbas-White wrote:
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:24:34 -0800, David Erbas-White
I fly with the guys Neil and Bob. THey are real frequent flyers.
THat might be a first in rocketry magazine publishing. Also, they
will get the job done - not sit on their asses whining about people
not sending stuff.
Oh and I'm sure that they (like me) will insert typos to keep the anal
retentive readers happy. Maybe you can keep score and see if ER or
Rockets get the best "grade.";-)
I'm hoping you're correct, and still plan on subscribing.
I don't (in general) consider myself "anal retentitive" for most things,
but because of the background of the previous magazine, there is
(naturally) going to be more scrutiny when the new one first appears.
My background in editing both a journal and technical papers makes me
'see' these types of things more readily (because I've 'learned' to look
for them automatically), but I don't generally comment on them because I
understand that mistakes happen. However, I get upset with blatant
errors (such as the road sign on the I-5 northbound out of LA that
proclaims in foot-high letters that vehicles with more than 4 "AXELS"
must exit, or during the LA Olympics when all of LAX had stenciled on
the walls where the "extinguisers" were located), or when folks are
putting forth a "new, improved" something or other, and the first thing
that catches my eye are the errors.
On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:08:53 -0800, David Erbas-White
I see your point. Believe me - I've noticed it too but if it is
shipped and it has the kind of content I expect, I'm not going to get
to excited about typos - that won't stop me frombustin on them though.
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