PCM magazine discontinued. Personal Computer Magazine was one of the oldest tech magazines in the Netherlands, but publisher Reshift pulls the plug because delivery and printing costs have gone up so much. At the moment, subscribers will receive ComputerTotaal by mail.
PCM is now It is no longer for sale in the online store of the publisher Reshift. Subscribers can no longer get a new subscription. Publisher Remco de Graaf assures Tweakers that PCM will indeed be discontinued. “We’ve been studying this scenario for years,” he says. “The moment has accelerated due to higher prices for raw materials such as paper and increased production and shipping costs.” In addition, Reshift generally wants to focus more on buying advice via the Kieskeurig price comparison tool and a future new title that matches that. Getting too picky in 2018 Acquired by Reshift.
Existing PCM subscribers will be transferred to a ComputerTotaal subscription, also published by Reshift, for the remainder of their subscription term. ComputerTotaal, like PCM, is released 11 times a year and an annual €85 subscription costs just under €87.50 for a PCM subscription. They can also choose ‘Another solution with customer service’.
Personal Computer Magazine is one of the oldest and newest computer magazines in the Dutch and Belgian magazine market. The magazine first appeared in 1983 under publisher VNU, as Talkers from 2006 to 2012. Also part of the laundry. In 2007, HUB Uitgevers acquired the magazine from Harlem. I went bankrupt in 2013 and made a new start with the name Reshift Digital. In addition to PCM, this also publishes Computer Idea and ComputerTotaal.
PCM’s subscriber count, like many other magazines, has been declining for years. As the target audience ages. At its peak, PCM had 400,000 subscribers, but that’s much less now. “As a media company, we are of course very sorry that this code has disappeared from Dutch computer history, but we do not close our eyes to reality,” says de Graaf. “The field of traditional technology is changing rapidly. Technology has long ceased to be the game of computer enthusiasts. The need for information about the ‘computer’ domain is decreasing, the traditional target group is shrinking, while new target groups emerge with a clear need for heuristic information about technology.”
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