Dodging the grim reaper

“You’ll be dead in three years,” he told me in 2004, as I took editorship of PC Pro.

Not me personally, my ex-colleague hurriedly explained, but the magazine. Information was shifting online and our tech-savvy readers would be first to follow. Ergo, death.

And the intervening years haven’t been easy; several rivals are no more. But PC Pro is still here, still loved by its readers, with many years yet to come.

Why? Because even smartphone-clutching, Google Glass-wearing techies appreciate the curation and craft that goes into a printed product.

And its battery life? Well, that’s just to die for.

Tim Danton | Editorial Director & Deputy MD, Dennis Technology

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The thrill of reading

The ability to read is the single most liberating skill that a human being can learn.

Once you can read, you can define your own future by reading what you want to, need to and adore. It’s a personal gift that never fades.

Magazines are a treasured part of why I love reading. They inform, entertain, occasionally irritate and always educate me. They’re made up of an extraordinary mix of focus, passion and the energy that editors pour into a single ephemeral publication.

The never-ending carousel of launches and the ever-changing publishing landscape keep me thrilled to this day.

Kerin O’Connor | Chief Executive, The Week; Executive Director, Dennis Publishing

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