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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Read Mainstream Magazines Online Free

So what is your favorite magazine? Could it be Scientific America or perhaps you want to take a glimpse at Playboy. Now instead of perusing the magazine section of Barnes and Noble, you can browse online at Spot Bit.

They offer a large variety of mainstream magazines in Ezine format. It is easy to select what magazine you want by the front cover thumbs. Perhaps you are more interested in Woman's Day or Vanity, you have a choice of a large selection.

6 Comments:

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous ElizabethP said...

Thanks for giving your readers one more convenient method of finding accessible pornography on the net...I would rather you had omitted the suggestion mention of Playboy in this post. BTW, your articles are usually very enjoyable and well done.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for your comment.

I am sorry you were offended by the mention of Playboy. Personally, I haven't seen Playboy in years. If you go to the site you will see alot of worthwhile magazines that are worth your attention. You have to seperate the wheat from the shaft. As far as pornography goes it is at every turn on the internet, I like most people choose to ignore it.

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Larry Bassett said...

I retract my previous appearance of acceptance of the magazine site. I think it would be a good place to pick up bad computer vibes and worse. Just look at the list of most frequent downloads: trash, trash, trash. The people going to this site are not going there for the "wheat" evidently. This is not a place to send your children or your friends. Or where I will need to go again. I would be careful about downloading anything from that site. Just visiting might even be a bad idea.

Bad move.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Perhaps there is trash there; I did not look in their adult section. I have downloaded Scientific America, and Digital Photography magazine. To some I imagine they would consider these two choices trash. Yet, I appreciate to be able to read these magazines free.

Anyone who travels the internet has to develop judgment based on their morals, and that really depends on the person you are, and how you teach your children.

And morals are a strange thing. I have known people who would never intentionally visit a porn site, but they would consider it ok to download illegal music or programs. Personally to me both are a bad thing to do.

But it is funny how people rationalize what is right and wrong. And how they justify what they do.

If you go to the spot bit site, you have a choice. You can find good magazines that will you may learn something from. Or you can choose trash.

I find it comparable to mailings that I have received for magazine subscriptions. You find Time, Newsweek, etc., but you are would also see Playboy. You may choose to pick Newsweek, but would you make a moral judgment on the mailing if they offered Playboy? Or would you pick Newsweek if it had the best subscription price you had ever seen?

I will be going back there and downloading future copies of Digital Photography, and Scientific America. Those are my choices and I appreciate that I can read them free here rather than going to the library.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Larry Bassett said...

I did not download anything or visit any sections to reach my conclusion. On the front page was a listing of the "most frequent downloads" and that listing was NOT Scientific American or the like. When I was growing up some people thought National Geographics should be R-rated and the joke was that "we" read Playboy because it had really good writing, but I am not talking about that. So I am suggesting that a big part of the audience going to this site IS downloading the "Playboy et al" or "adult" material. So be it. That being the case, and knowing that when you download things to your computer sometimes things are attached that you may not have asked for or are even told about, some caution is warranted. So I figure that it is POSSIBLE that this site benefits the skin trade and may result in some internet infections that you might want to avoid. I am not raising ANY moral issues, just suggesting that in some situations some caution is advisable and when one suggests that people visit a site, you should assume some responsibility in the matter. This is kind of like getting an email that suggests you forward it to everyone you know. Hopefully you take some caution to see that you are not forwarding scams or urban legends or the like, right? This has nothing to do with morals, I think. This has to do with common courtesy. In this case, it is also good to realize that the magazines online are experiencing some benefit. So what seems free may actually have a hidden price or cost. Maybe that price is unloading some spyware along with your "free" download or directing you to a site where Playboy would be pretty tame stuff. Just a thought.

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Hi Larry the magazines download as a pdf document. They are rather large in size, and it is best to have a broadband connection so they do not take forever. I had no security warnings when I downloaded them nor did I receive any spyware.

The magazines were complete issues in a pdf format.

 

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