By the way, what is DesignNew's policy regarding document storage with respect to copyright? In a previous job, I created a digital libary for my group of PDF's of interesting articles and technologies. For legal purposes, I emailed the editors at each magazine, which was sort of a pain. Most didn't have problem, but one guy wanted me only to store the link. (He finally relented). This libary was just a replacement for the manual one we had years ago, where you just tore the article out of the magazine and filed it without needing a law degree.
The online e-zine and PDF versions look great. I agree with David that despite the utility and ease-of-use of online for searching and perusing content, it's nice to see the punch packed by a traditional magazine layout. Perfect mix!
I love the digital editions of Design News and the many others that I read. I know this will label me as a dinosaur, but they still don't have the charm of a old-fashioned paper magazine. Instant, yes. Easily updated, yes, The electronic forum is impossible to beat. Searchable, easy to clip and file for reference, and the inclusion of clickable links are all plusses. But, the relief of being able to walk away from the monitor and spend a quiet quarter-hour away from the desk and phone with a printed magazine is something that I really enjoy. It relieves stress, including eye-strain, and it's a great break.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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