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RANT! What date is on the magazine – its wrong!

Why are the dates on magazines always wrong? Is there a good reason why magazine publishers always date their magazines weeks or months ahead of the actual date? Do they think we are stupid?

I am sure that this has something to do with magazines on the shelves and some study of decades ago that said that people didn’t buy magazines from the bookstand if the date had passed. So now all of the magazines pre-date their magazine so that the date is essentially useless. All they have trained us to do is to accept that if we see a magazine that has today’s date then we know that it is yesterday’s news.

Publishers: PUT THE CORRECT DATE ON THE COVER OF YOUR MAGAZINE, WE KNOW YOU ARE ONLY PLAYING GAMES!

I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.