Our new format: Up in arms?
As a professional carpenter as well as an admitted bibliophile (collecting both books and magazines pertaining to trade craft), I just wanted to express my disappointment that you have decided to switch to a different layout than that offered with iPaper. The release of your e-magazines each period was more exciting to me to receive than most table magazines I receive.
Just when I thought you would be the forerunner in the woodworking genre e-book transition, you go the direction that so many other craftsmen-oriented websites go: the blog and forum. I am already a member of the Taunton blogs and forums as well as the forum over at JLC and I really don’t need another. Taunton has been real pushy as of late for members to use interactive content and join “real time” discussion. But low resolution, choppy streaming, 3 minute videos and daily 200 word blog tweets are a far cry from the information that is obtained through well written 2-3 page articles (with a few pics, of course).
Long story short, I think you guys already have the best carpentry and woodwork related e-magazines on the entire internet and deviating so soon just seems like a move towards mediocrity. Of course I will stick with your site and “magazine” in its next incarnation and anticipate seeing if I am wrong about your new direction.