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April 13, 2012, 06:45:42 PM
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U DONE GOOFED!

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I like the idea of a bitcoin mag. Problem is even Time magazine has been reduced to near pamphlet size and is still losing money. Newspapers aren't making money and cram ads on virtually every page almost on top of each other.

Should also be noted Vice magazine has scaled back publishing to concentrate on VBS TV and other projects. Publishing periodicals is doomed, unless it's some sort of corporate trade magazine with guaranteed business subscribers. 2600 magazine sold more issues the first month of releasing it to Kindle then they did in a year of publishing hardcopy. The *only* reason they have a physical copy is because of censorship laws back when Phrack was constantly raided/shut down by the Feds. Somehow printed media is covered under free speech laws whereas digital copies aren't. If your magazine won't be pushing the edge no point in printing it.

I also don't understand why you need Wired-esque extremely quality paper and publishing. A hackeresque mag like 2600 with full color cover and black and white everything else should be good enough. Vice Magazine originally was black and white with CMYK newspaper color until they could gather more advertisers to go full glossy, and they strategically dropped their free issues in areas advertisers want people to pick it up like hipster clothing stores, cafe's, bars/clubs ect. You couldn't go to a borders and get Vice it was too risky to sell.

Remember nobody buys magazines anymore. Even National Geographic is hurting.
People go to Chapters/Barnes & Knoble and just leaf through them and put them back on the shelf unless there's really something in there you need, like amazing code to build something awesome or unique copy you can't find anywhere else. Everything in the Bitcoin mag so far can be found with googling. Interviews are great, but won't sell.

I would run this as an innovative site updated as much as possible, and mass print free B&W copies with a color cover using ad revenue or crowdsource people to do it and drop them wherever.

YMMV of course. Maybe the first couple of issues will be a smash but I don't see anybody picking them up after that unless content is wildly diversified, and there's awesome amazing anonymity how-to's and inciteful anarchist mini manifestos to get people to respond. You could also try the 2600 method, advertising is free as long as you subscribe. Then every month you have guaranteed subscribers. Having guaranteed subscribers list is where the bulk of the business model comes from, with that you can get funding and a slew of other benefits.

Protip: If your country offers grants for unique publications I would go after them too. Canada you can $25k/month funding for nearly anything as long as there's some sort of Canadian content in there. Not that I want to kill your project just am playing the old man that is at the deserted gas station warning the new people that there's boogeymen up the road

Digital would be so much easier, cheaper, less stressful and sustainable. Cut out all the middlemen just upload your finished copy and watch it sell away, offer a print on demand if ppl want it. Your site could also do online casino and sports betting ads something you could get extradited and arrested for if you have some in the print version and ship it to US stores.



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April 13, 2012, 07:05:40 PM
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I actually wish VICE would sell me print magazines.

I wrote to them and asked, they never replied, so I guess they only do online stuff now.

Print magazines are something you can have lying around your house/workplace It allows you to show visitors what you are interested in in a cool way. You can't do that with digital.

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April 13, 2012, 07:07:06 PM
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Oh and today we can celebrate 79 days without delivery!

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April 13, 2012, 07:48:14 PM
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Oh and today we can celebrate 79 days without delivery!

You will celebrate many more.

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April 13, 2012, 07:57:12 PM
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Hey guy with dog head:

Dont worry! Just make it the best magazine it could possibly be and if not everything looks like it should, just remember: Your magazine is he first for the bitcoin community, so they`ll love it no matter how bad it is.
I already paid for 2 issues, but wont be mad as long as the magazine becomes a nice to read piece of history.
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April 13, 2012, 09:46:36 PM
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Oh and today we can celebrate 79 days without delivery!

You will celebrate many more.

I am afraid so! This will be a long journey. Or rather, it is a long one already, and I'm afraid it's going to become an Oddyssey.

Should anyone want to support my crusade against bad marketing of nonexisting magazines, then donate to me at 1MAnAx5m1bCJXKicCv3o2puaFaN61zET2

All bitcoins will be hoarded forever, because I am an asshole.

Also, 80+ days have passed when you read this! WOO!

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April 14, 2012, 04:56:04 PM
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If I move before the magazine goes to print, who should I email to update my address?

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April 14, 2012, 05:01:07 PM
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Has anyone figured out how to deliver these to the afterlife if you die of old age before it gets published?

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Has anyone figured out how to deliver these to the afterlife if you die of old age before it gets published?

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Has anyone figured out how to deliver these to the afterlife if you die of old age before it gets published?

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Get it over the etherealnet.


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April 14, 2012, 07:52:54 PM
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Has anyone figured out how to deliver these to the afterlife if you die of old age before it gets published?

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So I need a medium for this medium?

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April 14, 2012, 10:25:47 PM
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I would like to nominate this "magazine" for best castle in the sky 2012.

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April 14, 2012, 11:02:23 PM
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Has anyone figured out how to deliver these to the afterlife if you die of old age before it gets published?

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Get it over the etherealnet.


So I need a medium for this medium?

Nein! There's a MAG for that.



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April 14, 2012, 11:22:36 PM
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I would like to nominate this "magazine" for best castle in the sky 2012.

I think you mean Best Castle Made of Sand

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April 15, 2012, 09:28:05 AM
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Let me worry about our magazine, why don't you worry about your e-zine?

Why don't you get off bitcointalk.org and finish the damn magazine already?HuhHuh??

It's been finished for a while now, they're just printing it.

"printing" it.........hmm are we using caveman printing presses?

Sorry hard to believe.

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April 15, 2012, 12:06:44 PM
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Oh, and it seems Matthæus has stopped replying as well.

Does this mean the scam is over now, and you dissapear?

Or maybe your handlers at the magazine told you to stfu?

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April 15, 2012, 01:41:23 PM
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I just thought of something. Once the first issue comes out, the second issue will have to ready within 30 days--no later. There'll be no excuses for the second issue being late, for all the systems will have been put in place by then. This fact is true of the subsequent issues. But back to that second issue. The content and advertisements must already be in progress, because you don't start the next month's issue with a clean slate directly after shipping out a current issue. In fact, you probably are laying out some content, and surely ads, for the third, forth, fifth, etc., issues on some program. Speaking of ads, that too is an ongoing process, a process hampered when you need to daily calm down current advertisers. Granted, when the first issue is finally distributed, a wave of advertisers will jump on board, but that wave will still need to be augmented with further and ongoing solicitations to fill a 100 page magazine. That's a daunting task, if I may say so myself.

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April 15, 2012, 02:11:31 PM
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I still cannot believe he can deliver a low volume color magazine for six bucks a month.

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April 15, 2012, 02:47:20 PM
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Oh, and it seems Matthæus has stopped replying as well.

Does this mean the scam is over now, and you dissapear?

Or maybe your handlers at the magazine told you to stfu?

Or maybe, just maybe, you don't really have anything to say, you just keep on rambling and rambling. Annoy people who check this thread for any updates, with constant bickering.

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April 15, 2012, 06:42:40 PM
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I would appreciate it if the top post of this thread were renamed to something else until the magazine is ready, if that ever happens.  I am tired of checking for updates from a thread labeled as containing such, and reading this crap instead.

I also like to nominate Matthew for the scammer tag, in the absence of objective proof that this magazine is going to be shipped soon.  (Otherwise, I'd appreciate my money back.)  While I paid for the print version, I would gladly accept just the digital one.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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