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Good-Bye Computer Shopper

Mar 01, 2009, 18:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"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.

"Part of what made it great was, despite all the jokes about Shopper being a catalog that masqueraded as a magazine, it actually had many wonderful writers and editors. As Dan Rosenbaum, a former Shopper senior editor and currently SEO Strategist for Conductor put it, "There's an old poster that compiles a genealogy of British blues bands. Every band that's worth a damn could trace its way back to the Yardbirds, at one point or another. Shopper was the Yardbirds."

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