So we went back to Barnes and Noble today to kill some Saturday time. As we were walking my eye caught a glimpse of a magazine talking about the new iPhone. Naturally I stopped and picked it up and started thumbing through the pages. Something is to be said about the pretty pictures and lovely photography, however as I read the content I thought "I've read this a thousand times on the web." Then the "coup de grace", I turned the magazine over to see the price of $15.99, ouch.
Recently I have discovered the wonders of podcasts. They are free little gems that you can access via itunes. Basically a podcast is somewhat of a video or audio blog or journal. At least that's how they started. Now I watch the latest on everything from the latest geek gadgetry to the war in Iraq and everything in between. Many are professionally produced (some even in HD) and varied in content. My favorite thing about podcasts is that they are free. I would say that they have been around long enough now that you could find just about genre you like by many different providers.
So the moral of this story is that magazines are being replaced by blogs. And like I said in my earlier post, the Internet has replaced reference books. The only thing I cannot say will be replaced is a good old fashion novel. I simply cannot replace settling in for a good book. Nothing against audio books because they certainly have their place.
If you have not checked out podcasts, then fire up the computer and dive in.