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Re: On Magazine Josh Quittner 31 Jan 2001 23:14 UTC

The answer to why we renamed the magazine is in the opening essay. As for
the differences between the two versions you have: One (ON Monthly) is a
free supplement to TIME Magazine that goes to a subset of TIME subscribers.
The other (ON Magazine) is the subscription/newstand edition. The content is
roughly 20 percent different. The reason for this is postal regulations that
pertain to magazine supplements.

If you are asking these questions for archival purposes, the issue you
should archive is ON Magazine; the Monthly often contains matierial that
appeared previously in the Magazine.

If that's still unclear, please let me know.
Josh Quittner
ON Magazine

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathaniel Wice" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 5:22 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: On Magazine

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> Date:        1/31/01 3:25 PM
> Received:    1/31/01 3:37 PM
> From:        J. Shore,
> CC:
> Last week -- Anne Liebst wrote:
> > .....  On Jan. 22, 2001 I received a postcard from On
> > Magazine Customer Service informing me Life Magazine will only appear as a
> > special newsstand issue and all remaining issues from our paid Life
> > subscription would be honored with On Magazine formerly Time Digital
> > Magazine.
> >
> > Here are my questions:
> > When did Time Digital Magazine cease publication or did it cease
> > publication?
> > Is On Magazine simply a title change?
> > The first issue we received for On Magazine is for v.157 n.5A for Feb. 5,
> > 2001.  What is the vol. and no. for the first issue of On Magazine?  How
> > many issues are we missing?
> > The cover and table of contents page indicates On Magazine is really titled
> > On Monthly.  However, publication information indicates it is a weekly with
> > two issues combined into one at year end.  What is the correct title?
> And David Jordan answered:
> > Here's what we've figured out so far:  On Magazine (ISSN pending) is the
> > new title of Time Digital.  The last issue of Time Digital is vol. 5 n.9
> > (JAN/FEB 2001).  The first copy of On Magazine we received is vol. 6 n.1
> > (MARCH 2001).  We did not receive the Feb 5 issue you refer to.
> And now I know what was missing from this conversation......
> I have in my hands two copies of the same magazine. One is the March
> 2001 premiere issue of On Magazine. The other is identical in terms of
> articles and paging but some of the graphics vary. It is the Feb 5, 2001
> issue of On Monthly that Anne referred to.
> The On Magazine is the v. 6, no. 1 that David referred to.
> The On Monthly has the publisher's info block for Time and the volume
> numbering fits for a special issue of Time. On the cover above the block
> of On Monthly's title logo is a group of smaller blocks  Time - Special
> Issue - February 5, 2001.
> These issues came together in the mail to two different Serials
> addresses we use. The special issue did not come with Time, but that
> looks like what was intended. My hope is that next month's issue will
> not repeat the same performance so I'm cc-ing the editors of On Magazine
> this message.
> And now you know the rest of the story....
> J.
> --
> J. Shore
> Serials Librarian / Cataloger
> Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
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