So there I was staring at the
wall of magazines, and I started to thinkâ¦who reads all these things?
Didnât there used to be, like, five magazinesâTime, Popular Mechanics, Good Housekeeping, Life and Highlights? I remember when People came out and it was MAJOR news. A magazine just aboutâ¦people?
How decadent! Now, thereâs a magazine for everyone no matter how
obscure your tastes. Magazines for cat and dog loversâ¦stamp
collectorsâ¦Civil War re-enactorsâ¦vegetarian yoga fanatics who like
bluegrass music. Itâs nuts. (Webmasterâs note: Mr. Beckâs flippant
attitude toward the magazine industry does not apply to Fusion, his own groundbreaking publication that you can subscribe to elsewhere on this siteâ¦).
I also noticed that magazines have gotten awfully thickâ¦almost like books.
Who has time for all that reading? Arenât magazines supposed to be
thin and manageableâ¦like âlite booksâ for people who donât love to read
and like lots of pictures? Sure, if all the magazines were all about
Iran, illegal immigration and the end of the world, that would be one
thingâIâd read those all day long! But when theyâre about speedboats
and rap music, who really cares?