I'm not directly involved with the production of the digital edition of Sky & Telescope. But since I'm de-facto webmaster, there are always a few loose ends I have to tie up — and I also have to field complaints.

December 2010 S&T

Click above to read the December 2010 digital edition.

December 2010 S&T

All digital subscribers are automatically sent e-mail when a new issue becomes available. Unfortunately, in the modern world of copious spam and aggressive spam filters, e-mail is no longer the reliable medium that it used to be. A sizable fraction of all e-mails that are sent out fail to land in their intended recipient's in-boxes.

So to supplement the e-mail notifications, I plan to post something on the S&T website every time a new digital issue is made available. Stay tuned for the January 2011 issue, which should be ready in a week or two.

Click here to read the latest issue if you're a subscriber.

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Don Horne

November 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I have subscribed to the digital version and can access the Dec. issue just fine. However, the Oct. and Nov. issues (which I accessed in those months) are no longer available to me.

This is an unacceptable limitation to not have access to past issues for which I have subscribed. I so not consider this ameliorated by downloading the issues to my computer. This add to clutter on my hard drive.

I will not be renewing the digital subscription unless this problem is fixed.

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Tony Flanders

November 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

You should be able to get to back issues by clicking on the Archives tab at the bottom of each page. Does that not work for you?

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Don Horne

November 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

The Archives tab at the bottom of the page does not work either. I've tried both the Oct & Nov issues and the site denies access to the earlier issues. When I click on the "mor information' link after being denied the website says "You have reached the limit on the number of computers on which you can open this Nxtbook." I have not opened any of the issues on any other computer than the one I'm using now.

I can sort of understand not allowing one to access issues which were available prior to one subscribing (but that would be a big selling point for S&T).

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CarterB

November 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

There's also a RSS feed for the digital issues if anyone uses google reader or whatever...

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Tony Flanders

November 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

One reader said: "I've tried both the Oct & Nov issues and the site denies access to the earlier issues ... the error message is 'You have reached the limit on the number of computers on which you can open this Nxtbook.'" This is clearly a bug, not the intended behavior. Please send an e-mail describing the problem to tjmartin@nxtbookmedia.com

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David Sumpton

November 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

What is meant by the links at bottom of news article, and why should anyone care?

links: + digg | + del.icio.us | + reddit | + permalink | + rss

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Joe

November 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I can't seem to access the January 2011 issue that's linked from the RSS feed. It states that "The Nxtbook you were trying to access is no longer live".

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