Saturday, 7 May 2011

Print again

The regular issue, the Royal Wedding special and then a bin-Ladin-is-dead special. TIME prints three issues in a week. And there's still something to be said for print, after all, the immediate online release saw the story changing anyway…

Update, Monday 16 May: Having finally read a copy last week, I hadn't realised this is the 4th X cover – Hitler, then Saddam Hussein, Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi (you'd forgotten him) and now bin Laden. Is this not too many, somewhat weakening the X effect: one in the previous century, 3 since 3003? Inside, two articles say that bin Laden had outlived his relevance, which seems at odds with the importance attached to the coverage of the event – and the cover design. Quibbles or worth noting?

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