I was reading the latest edition of Wired magazine when I realized something; it is getting harder to tell the articles from the advertisements. I know ads pay for all the articles in magazines and newspapers. I am just used to being able to tell the two apart. Now some of these adds go on for a few pages and read like tech articles. Again kudos to the ad department but in the end it makes it hard to read the magazine. Or does it? In some months, my Guitar Player is only worth receiving for the adds. In that publication it is easy to tell the articles from the advertising. The ads there function more in a wish list capacity, unlike Wired, in which the ads appear to be informative, and in some cases are. Is this the future of our content? Will the blending of articles and ads get to the point where they become one in the same? Would you still be willing to pay six bucks for such a publication?
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