Iím going to talk very briefly about magazines on the Internet, my
emphasis here being on periodicals that existed in print first before they
appeared on the Net. In other words, I wonít be covering those designed
specifically and exclusively as on-line periodicals.
really is surprising what quite different approaches
magazines take with the amount of content they allow you
access to. Some, like
Readerís Digest Australia, offer little magazine
reading matter for free (apart from a contents list of
their current issue), but instead serve more as
advertising sites for their printed products.
are more generous, providing free articles from older issues, or giving
you a small selection of articles from the current printed issue.
course, from the readerís point of view, the nicest sites are those
openhanded places that (thanks no doubt to their on-line advertisers) seem
prosperous enough to let us read just about everything, even in the latest
issue. My current-affairs favourites in this regard are
version) and New Statesman,
but there are many others to be found once you start searching.
you ever want to look for magazines by type, why not try
Wombatís Online Magazines? This site conveniently lists about
50 categories so you can narrow down your search needs ó architecture,
consumer affairs, family issues, gardening, literature, publishing,
science, travel . . .