The Preservation and Continuation of the Iconic Linux Journal

Editor8217s note Thank you to returning contributor Matthew Higgins for these reflections on what the return and preservation of Linux Journal means.

As we welcome the return of Linux Journal its worth recognizing the impact of the September 22nd announcement of the magazines return and how it sparked many feelings of nostalgia and excitement in thousands among the Linux community. That being said it is also worth noting that the ways in which journalism has changed since Linux Journals first publication in 1994. The number of printed magazines have significantly decreased and exclusively digitally published content has become the norm in most cases. Linux Journal experienced this change in 2011 when the print version of the magazine was discontinued. Although many resented the change it is far from the only magazine that embraced this trend. Despite the bitterness by some embracing the digital version of Linux Journal allowed for its writers and publishers to direct their focus on taking full advantage of what the internet had to offer.

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