Dr. Dobb's Journal's Convoluted Digital Edition Offering

The most convoluted combination of print, digital edition, and paid-content arrangements we’ve ever seen has just been announced by the computer magazine Dr. Dobb’s Journal. The magazine has launched a PDF-based digital edition, but it’s only available to printed edition subscribers and turns from PDF to HTML after 60 days. Dr. Dobb’s Journal Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Erickson provides a 500-word (not including the FAQs) explanation of how and why, with ‘Standard Subscription’ and ‘Premium Subscription’ options that we’ve yet to unravel.

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