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At one point it seemed like these may have been of some value as back issues, when we thought our magazine was headed towards success. After 3 years, they had no place in the market, no relevance to the need-news-now reader, no reason to keep taking up space my apartment.
I tried to unload issues in places I visited around the country. I asked bands to drop them off when they went on the road. But for all that chiseling away I hardly ever made a dent in the pile. Last year I gave away about 100 when I spoke at the Creative Careers thing at CMU. I just don't speak enough for that to be a reasonable distribution plan. That route would take another 10+ years until completion.
More importantly, it's just time to move on.
I kept a few issues for myself. I made a little box of one of every issue, like a Collector's Edition Limited Box Set. I made a box for showing to prospective clients or employers, like a thick curriculum vitate. I saved 20 of each issue for an archive, like an ark, just in case. Maybe I'll have a lot of visually literate grandchildren.