For years, I subscribed to Omni magazine. They gave me concrete visions of the future, belief in possibility. While The Twilight Zone freed my imagination, Omni told me who was working on what and how it would affect us all. When new technology became available, I’d been expecting it.
Like The Sun, it became a victim of editorial agendas. After years of greatness, it became tired and afraid. No longer did cutting edge lead. I hung on for a couple of years, hoping that the magic that brought it into being would bring it back.
I read all the time. I wish for that monthly spark, something to set me on a linear path. But I don’t subscribe to any magazines now. Pity.
Definitely a pity. I used to read Wired like you read Omni. There was a lot of good writing, but each article seemed half again as long as the topic was worth. I couldn’t keep up. Now I can’t even read The Sun cover to cover like I used to. I sympathize.
Magazines are definitely on life-support.