I’m definitely an early adopter. I get all my news through my RSS reader, well, almost all my news.
I’ve just subscribed to the print editions of Forbes and Business Week. Why?
I need an editor
I enjoy picking up a magazine and seeing what the editor has chosen to place on the front cover. This is his or her way of saying “This is important. Pay attention.” I like that.
With RSS, all the items have the same importance. There’s no “front cover story”. I know this is very anti-web2, but I don’t care. I think that sometimes you need other experts to decide what’s important, so you can simply absorb.
I need a break from my computer
Another reason why I’ve subscribed to these print magazines is because every once-in-awhile, I need to get away from my Mac. I’m tired of the distraction. Getting cosy with a mocha and a magazine is wonderful!