The Insane Modder wrote:
Whether they do or they don't, he's right, if only 1 subscriber doesn't have a DVD drive then they would be in breach of contract and could get in trouble.
Breach of contract? If that is the case, then this magazine has been in breach for a long while.
They'd have to wait for all subscriptions to run out and THEN start shipping DVD's. But since not everyone subscribed in the same month, they'd have to rotate the change over the course of a full year.
This what someone would say that didn't want to take the time and effort to look at the viability and place a specific performance timeline to it.
They'd lose some subscribers in the process because of the change and probably not gain enough new ones to make it worth the change. So from a practical standpoint, doing it would make no sense.
Subscribers come and go regularly. Few even consider the CD-ROM, fewer less - I'm sure - get the CD-ROM issue of the subscription. But I can't say that with any authority. The fact remains readers are fairly fickle...the readership has a life cycle.
It might be nice for those of us who have DVD drives but, well to be blunt, I get the CD and so far haven't seen anything on one I have a use for, the DVD's would likely just be more stuff I don't need.
Ah well. That's just me though.[/quote]
That's a good point. However, they are limiting content. What if they could ship the full trial version of VB.NET in their DVD when they had a VB.NET how-to...this is limting not just disk content, but also magazine content.
If they have a "contract" with their readers over the cd-rom issue, they have a contract with all readers to provide the absolute best content they can, without limitations.