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Rock Magazine - new ed 1-Feb-2012 At 11:29:09 AM Winston Smith
On 1/02/2012 drcranky wrote:
>Chris Baxter's Ghost indeed!
>It's only an impression and if others feel differently then I'm happy
>to concede.
>First up, the cover gives it away. Granite in the Blue Mountains? Well
>they ain't talking about Tarana. The mistake is again made in the editorial.
>In the editorial he writes about the voice of community, which is very
>important, and the Rock editor is an important voice. Ross and Chris would
>use their extensive knowledge of the Australian climbing scene and their
>own personal insights and anecdotes to great effect. The new ed seems to
>just summarise what you are about to read. He doesn't write poorly, I just
>get the feeling I wasn't connecting with a fellow climber.
>Prime Creative Media also publishes BeanScene, Trailer, WhichSchool and
>Prime Mover Magazine. If having a larger corporate backing helps ensure
>the continuation of the mag then great. But "the community" must be respected
>by having an editor that gets 'it'.
>If I am wrong then I apologise. I'm certainly still going to continue
>my subscription.

The same thoughts occurred to me as did the drop in sub-editing quality - poor punctuation and typos ("saviour the position"??).

I'm still trying to fathom "callous free climbers" - do they lack blisters or empathy?

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