The folks at O'Reilly , publishers of many fine computer books, including the beloved Hacks series have decided to dip their toes into the murky waters of periodicals with Make magazine, a quarterly publication .
Seemingly poaching art and editorial staff from Ready Made (another fine How to and DIY mag for today's young moderns)Make manages to be it's own sweet thing. Unlike say, Wired , or Popular Mechanics, the tech projects covered seem like you could actually achive them.
The digest sized "Bookazine" is hard to find at retail stores and newsstands , clearly an indication that it actually is something new and innovative.
The first issue has great articles on making your own 5 in one network cables , and a How -To article on arial photography using kites.
The latter has an hilarious photo at the end with a caption:"Your finished project should look like this".
They then show a bedraggled armeture made with popsicle sticks and a disposable camera that had me laughing out loud in Boarders.
Of course they have a blog
One final note; could somebody comp me a copy of the first issue?
I'm not even going to pretend I know what's going on in So Sue Me, Jon Lech Johansen's blog on how to futz with Itunes and other protocols. If you are so inclined, and know what you're doing, this is probably useful to felonious hackers and the like
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