I bet there are a few of you out there who have not heard about he newest Macintosh magazine to hit the stands and mailboxes yet. So I thought I would take the time to give it a much-deserved plug. (And no, they don’t know I am doing this, I am not being paid, and I don’t work for them.)

It is called MacDesign, and it is simply the very best Macintosh magazine you can buy today. You can take my word for it, or you can go and subscribe. And if you hate it, just don’t pay for the subscription when it comes! (Which is a very bad thing to do.) But I believe that once you actually see, read, and absorb MacDesign, you will come to love it as much as I do.

This is the first Mac magazine that I have actually looked forward to reading in a LONG time. The last was the first year of MacAddict. Since then, MacAddict has gone quickly downhill. I can’t put my finger on what it is about MacAddict that has turned me off so much, but it has. (I think it is the design and layout. Too, I don’t know, thirteen year-old inspired or something. I feel old when I read it.)

Macworld, on the other hand, has had a sort of elitist attitude for quite some time, though with the recent addition of Andy Ihnatko, things are looking up. But when a new issue of Macworld shows up in my mailbox, it is no big deal. It sits for a few days on the table before I start to leaf through it most months. And though I read it all, cover to cover, it takes me at least a week, and I usually don’t find much of interest in it. However, as I said, now that Ihnatko is back, I do find myself reading his column the day the magazine arrives. Good stuff, and I missed it from his MacUser days.

Back to MacDesign. This is a great magazine. A very attractive layout. Good pictures. Yeah, all that. But more importantly, the writing in this magazine is simply first class all the way.

Oh, and MacDesign used to be MacToday. And as good as MacToday was, MacDesign is even better.

Well, enough of the free advertising. MacDesign is a great new magazine you will thank me for recommending when you read it.


Tim Robertson

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