Here are three feel-good print items. Enjoy!
Item No. 1: Tech Site Launches Print Magazine
C|NET is known for its product reviews, tech news, videos, podcasts and tech tips. And now those gadget gurus have another claim to fame: print. The technology news and review site, which is part of CBS recently announced the launch of a new quarterly magazine.
“While others are running away from print, we're embracing it to do what we've always done -- tell stories in fun and compelling new ways,” the editors said in an online statement. “Our quarterly magazine showcases original work you'll find only in the magazine, each piece reported and crafted by CNET's talented writers.”
Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET Reviews, said that the print magazine will give readers things they can't get online, such as splashy photography, long form articles and a 24-page gift guide.
CNET News editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo also told CBS News that magazine meets an unserved need for a consumer technical publication. “We write in a very different voice. We’re not trying to scare anyone away from tech. We're trying to make it accessible, and since tech is such a big part of everyone's lives, it's a great opportunity to get our brand out.”
The magazine is available on newsstands and by subscription now, and the next issue is planned for March 2015.
WE SAY: Well, of course we love printed publications. But this sounds a little bit like a mash-up between People magazine and Consumer Reports. Still, we look forward to reading it!
Item No. 2: Rudolph and Friends are Forever Stamps
Characters from the beloved television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” are part of a set of four Limited Edition Forever USPS stamps. Rudolph, Hermey, Santa and Bumble were created from still television frames from the special which premiered 50 years ago in 1964.
WE SAY: First, how could this show possibly be 50 years old? Second, our Grinch heart must have grown three sizes today because we aren’t even going to make any mean-spirited remarks about the USPS. Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores. . .
Item No. 3: Stuff Wide Format Printers Say
If you're in the print business, you've probably heard the phrases in this video, say the folks at Roland DGA Corp. Some are funny, some are painful, and some are just painfully funny.
WE SAY: We can’t laugh too hard, because we ourselves are guilty of actually saying a few of these things. But a very funny and very true video. Greaat job, Roland!