After 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb's has come to an end.

The Dr Dobb’s Journal hasn’t been printed for a while, and now, with sadness, I learned that even the website is closing down. On a long editorial, Andrew Binstock has confirmed that the website is not generating revenue like it was used to do, despite the big number of visitors.

In one word, revenue. Four years ago, when I came to Dr. Dobb’s, we had healthy profits and revenue, almost all of it from advertising. Despite our excellent growth on the editorial side, our revenue declined such that today it’s barely 30% of what it was when I started.

The website will be kept online, but frozen, with no updates. This way we will be able to keep using its huge library, while it is relevant. In no time, it is gonna be a source of vintage information.

Source: Retrocomputaria Plus
Link: Farewell Dr Dobb’s Editorial

Author: Paulo Garcia

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