Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Kurt Laughlin wrote:
Looking at the fragment below, has anyone considered the idea that perhaps there just ISN'T much of a market (*) for articles like these, as evidenced by the failure of RMJ, MM, and MRG and the absence of anything taking their place?
(*) That is to say, "there ain't a lot of people willing to pay for it."
Might the failures of those magazines not say the reverse? That is, had they carried more articles of a serious nature, they might have broadened their appeal. Your conclusion, Kurt, seems to assume that the editors of those magazines accurately understood the market. Based on knowing those individuals (to varying degrees), I'd hesitate to claim that much.

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