Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Read it now!: Building Design + Construction vanishes after Friday.
Archnewsnow is reporting that Building Design & Construction (BD+C) not only has folded, but all its web content will disappear from the face of earth after this Friday, April 30th. It's part of a Reed Elsevier mass euthanasia of 23 magazines.
Is this the downside of the digital age? At least with print editions you always had a chance of tracking down a copy in some unexpected location. When it's all in the cloud, however, how many copies exist - one, and a couple of backups? And when the owner dies or disinherits it, is all that history then simply annihilated as if it never existed?
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