I subscribe to Wired UK and am about to do likewise with Men’s Health (as I find myself buying it regularly). On my Kindle I’ve recently started subscribing to the Harvard Business Review.
The location of where I currently work in the city centre means that I’m just around the corner from the fabulous Newcastle City Library. I’ll often browse random magazines and newspapers for half an hour during my lunchbreak – it encourages serendipity!
My wife and I used to buy a Sunday newspaper and relax with a cup of tea reading it. However, since our son stopped having an afternoon sleep last year (and the demise in quality of The Sunday Times) that’s become more sporadic. We’ve never bought a daily newspaper as our definition of ‘news’ seems to differ wildly from that of the media; there’s more to life than politics and entertainment.
I absolutely believe in remunerating people appropriately for quality work. Whilst excessive payments are vulgar and inappropriate, people should be able to make a living through their hard work and talent. I’m hoping, therefore that the Flattr (http://flattr.com) micropayments system takes off. That would put the cat amongst the pigeons.
I wonder whether, if I put Flattr on my main blog, people would start using it? I suspect it requires more critical mass.