David Pizer's "vanity" project...April 25 2004 at 12:53 AM
|John Grigg (no login)|
Response to He visited Dave Pizer's facility about 6 months ago.
Rick Potvin wrote:
The reprinted article and old pic in the PI mag disappointed me because it's not up to date. It takes more than reprints to make a magazine. I wonder how long PI will survive. I suppose it could be financed in an ongoing fashion for as long as Dave Pizer backs it as a vanity project. A real magazine wouldn't survive under that editorial policy though.
Please realize that both David Pizer and Mike Perry are in love with cryonics history, even though many others feel it is a dull subject which should be glossed over so more attention can be given to the present and future. I have tried explaining this to them! lol It frustrates the hell out of me when I see other transhumanist/immortalist groups getting lots of articles out of people, and yet we don't.
You are exactly right in saying the magazine could exist for however long David wants it to, due to his personal wealth. But our subscriber list is slowly but steadily growing, and I hope to get a deal going with Mr. Larry Flynt (but no, there will not be a PI centerfold girl! Or will there be?? ; )).
David is looking at the LONGTERM. And he can afford to do so due to his money. In time we will be able to actually pay authors and also in a general way upgrade the various present weaknesses of the magazine.
One day I would like to see PI rival Omni or Wired. We are a long way from that but I believe that we are picking up speed toward our longterm goal.