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what electronic journals do you read?

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  1. Little Ghostman

    Little Ghostman Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    What journals relating to electronics do you read or recommend? yes i could google a list or look on the system, but better to get recommendations, most the stuff I read at the moment is more chemistry/biology related and environmental science stuff.

    I wont list them as I take full advantage of the access I have from the academy I goto lol, i read shed loads. I leave next year, that will be a sad day when I loose access to them.
     
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    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I must confess that it's many years since I bought any electronics journal. With so much info available on the web I can't justify the expense, now that I'm living on a pension. My local public library used to take science/electronics journals, and I read those, but since the library has been 'politically-corrected' the science section has been largely replaced by shelf after shelf of various ethnic minority interest literature :rolleyes:.
     
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  3. Little Ghostman

    Little Ghostman Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I heard that long ago most towns had a building called a library, apparently they used to store nothing but books on rows and rows of shelves!! Imagine that!! being able to read a book for free or without the need to buy it!!

    Reading from a screen is a bit meah, I love reading real books, papers i prefer in pdf oddly. I did subscribe to everyday electronics, but it seemed to go right down hill, 5 years ago you could junk build, now it seems they mainly try to sell kits to you.
     
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    Like alec_t, I no longer take any of the industry rags. Back when I did (25+ years ago), I subscribed to EDN and Electronic Design; but once the major semiconductor houses started going online with data sheets, app notes and white papers, I dropped them since compared to what's available on the Internet, the magazines offered too little information for too much money.
     
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    LG if you also include 'magazines' then over the years subscribed and bought lots, my favourite for many years was the 'Maplin' Electronics , how times have changed, even 'Elektor' has joined the kits and 'xxx/unio' band wagon not even had a look at their web site for a long time ( they still send me "last chance offers" ). I got the bug from the 'junk' builds , we even had shops locally you could go and buy a transistor !
     

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