Is The Standard coming back?
The Industry Standard, my former magazine, appears to be considering re-launching. Its six years since the death of the “newsmagazine of the Internet Economy”, but at least it left a good looking corpse. Many people still respect the kind of in-depth investigate coverage it brought to the Internet industry.
Quite why owners IDG are considering bringing it back is beyond me. Time-Warner pulled the plug on Business 2.0, a similar title, only last week.
A web-only format is more likely than a print magazine. And since blogs are now ‘the thing’, it would be odd not to incorporate those., We’ll see….