Well after the last post I did a little research and uncovered.. well.. ‘The Magazine’ : a great new publication with more bite than a blog post and less weight than an editorial… http://the-magazine.org/
There’s some interesting thoughts in the Forward on what went wrong with touchzines, and where they should go… Also a great article here on ‘sub-compact publishing’ : http://bit.ly/UKogSI
@craigmod also discusses another nice initiative – called Matter – which is a similar model, but for the desktop – good journalism for cheap in article-based issues.
I just downloaded the first couple issues of The Magazine free, they have a great subscription model ($2 a month!), and everything runs smooth and silky. Could be things are finally getting off on the right foot.