At the Ref Desk (4/15/18): File under 'Learn Something New Everyday': Wanna print more than one page (say, 2, 4, 9, etc.) on the same side of the paper? That's what the option "Multiple" is for after typing Ctrl-P. (Thanks to the student who figured this out after he asked me and I told him I didn't know.) [more...]

What Killed I.D. Magazine?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 12/26/09 (2:57am)
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12/17/2009
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*One detail I learned in my reporting which didn't make it into the main story above: Financially, I.D. was hobbled from the outset. I.D.'s books were never credited with profits from its cash cow, the Annual Design Awards. Even though I.D.'s editors ran the awards, the profits it made, of around $200,000 a year, went instead to a competitions division at F+W. That money would have made I.D., which roughly broke even on costs of around $2 million a year, a profitable enterprise. F+W plans on continuing the awards, despite the magazine's demise.