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March IEEE Spectrum 1/16-inch Thick
I the only one who thinks the trade magazines have been getting thinner?
The March 2013 edition of IEEE's spectrum magazine arrived today and
it is only 1/16 inch
thick! A lot of magazines are migrating toward online-only publication
in order to save money. Online isn't free be any means, especially when
you have to archive millions of pages of text and accompanying images.
The thumbnail above shows the British Library's new Newspaper Storage
Building that will archive every available issue of the newspaper dating
back into the 1800s. A robot will retrieve hard copies to the requester.
The room will be airtight and climatically controlled to preserve the
papers and prevent fires. By contrast, a cluster of hard drives about
the volume of my desk could probably hold the equivalent in digitized