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RISC OS Now magazine to close this year

Published: 4th Apr 2009, 17:09:09 | Permalink | Printable

RISC OS Now has been axed by editor Louie Smith and issue 12, due out later this year, will be its final edition, according to reports. The news comes just days after CD-based magazine Foundation RISCWorld announced it had published its last issue.

Louie, 24, decided to close down the bi-monthly magazine following the death of her partner Paul Vigay, according to the latest issue of Archive. Paul played a big role in the production of RISC OS Now, from printing to looking after the magazine's website. The couple had purchased Xerox equipment to print the publication, literally, in-house at their home in Portsmouth.

Issue 11 of RISC OS Now was just about ready to go to press when Paul was found dead on a south coast beach in February. The next edition will be dedicated to Paul. Louie also plans to attend the Wakefield 2009 show.

Louie, who works as a council coastal engineer but plans to leave Portsmouth and go back into teaching, told Archive editor Jim Nagel: "Issue 12 will be the last issue. The magazine will close then.

"I anticipate not leaving the RISC OS market completely, but I shan't be as involved as I was."

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As far as I know Louie will not be attending the Wakefield show (at least as an exhibitor). RISC OS Now was removed from the list of exhibitors, as I understand it at Louie's request, on Monday last week.

To be fair to Archive, I would guess that it would have been on its way to the printers by that point.

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 4/4/09 7:38PM
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RISC OS Now was a great magazine and I shall be sad to see it go.

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 5/4/09 8:10PM
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Sad to see the magazine close. Hopefully we will still see Louie around at the numerous events.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 9/4/09 10:54PM
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