August issue will be last in print
It turns out people who are really into computers prefer to get their news online: PCWorld's current issue will be its last, as it moves to an all-digital format.
In a welcome departure from the norm in these types of transitions, publisher IDG says no staff changes are expected, because the change has been in the works for years.
IDG announced it would stop print publications of the magazine after three decades, and that the August issue will be the last. Print subscribers will receive digital editions if they register online at PCWorld.com.
"Both technology users and marketers have led the way in the shift from print to online and our decision to end 30 years of PCWorld print publications reflects their preferences," said Bob Carrigan, CEO of IDG Communications. "As a tech media category leader, IDG Communications is at the forefront of the digital transformation and in that leadership position we’ve responded to changes ahead of most media categories.”
This is the part where we typically add some background about how the rise of the Internet has deeply wounded the print industry, but you've been alive for the last few years, and you're reading this online, so.