- Hardcover: 124 pages
- Publisher: Random House; Book & DVD-ROM edition (September 20, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400064740
- ISBN-13: 978-1400064748
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 1.2 x 12.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 147 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine (Book & 8 DVD-ROMs) Book & DVD-ROM Edition
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Fans of The New Yorker will be dazzled by The Complete New Yorker, a collection that includes every page of every issue, from full-color covers to spot drawings, from poetry to Profiles, from cartoons to advertisements--all on 8 searchable DVDs. No need to save old issues, with this package, you'll have every article, cartoon, illustration, and advertisement, as it appeared in print, at your fingertips. The Complete New Yorker covers the magazine's entire history, from February 1925 to February 2005, providing a detailed yet panoramic history of the life of the city, the nation, and the world.
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The articles are fascinating time capsules too. In 1925, The New Yorker was still getting its sea legs, but even early on there were fascinating and well written profiles of people like Charlie Chaplin. The movie and art reviews are also interesting. Some articles, I have to say, I'm at a bit of a loss to fully understand, because they involve issues or people who have pretty much dropped out of public consciousness. But with 4000 issues to choose from, you can just skip any article you're not interested in and read another cartoon (although those too sometimes have obscure references).
The cover art for The New Yorker has long been famous, and it is quite enjoyable to see people in the high class jazz age as they saw themselves in wonderful art decco full color. The quality of the text and the images is quite good (much, much better than the Complete National Geographic set on CD-rom that I got 6 rears ago), and you can print things out whenever you want (including old covers to decorate bathrooms). In contrast to what some people have said here, I think the search funtion is fine too. Everything I've wanted to look up I've been able to so far.
Bottom line: is it absolutely perfect? Perhaps not. But they've invested a fortune in scanning and indexing the entire run, and at two cents an issue, for what many think is the best magazine in the United States, it's a great deal. I figure that even if I browse two or three issues a day, I have another five years of fun and insightful and delightful reading before I'm done.
It seems that the New Yorker is providing back issues via their on line subscription service and no longer supporting this product, so if you really want back issues, I suggest getting an on line subscription.
In general, I found the browsing software slightly outdated, but it met my needs and I was able to quickly find the articles in which I was interested.
This set has all the cartoons, some of which are not available on the Cartoonbank website!
As a previous reviewer said about the cartoons, they are not in high resolution, but they are there.
I had a problem with error messages when I installed my software, which were solved by an update. You will have to use the Eustace Tilley Icon in the top left of the screen to access this option.
Once I had the Software installed, I was able to search away.
As for another reviewer's complaint about not everything being on the discs: you can access this information if you go are online.
You can't search the advertisements though. So, forget it if you are looking for an ad for the Triumph Stag you remembered from when you were a kid.
Otherwise, this is indeed a complete collection complete with searchability.
This seems like poor support for the product.
Low marks also go for ease of use (switching DVDs), crappy interface (slow, inflexible), poor resolution (print out an article and it's very fuzzy), spyware (as documented elsewhere, the software permits monitoring of all sorts of activities).
Incidentally, if anyone knows where to find the updated software please indicate!
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