I don't think the demise of Living with Technology can indicate anything about RISC OS publications - it was not RISC OS based! But any new magazine needs a new slant, and maybe aiming at newcomers is what's needed, as everything we have at the moment is aimed at 'established' users.
As for Drobe's independence, it is vital for any editor to retain absolute authority on what is or is not published. That, as I see it, is the editor's job! The day they feel obliged to run an article against their own judgement, that is the day to give up! Any publication (including Drobe) stands or falls on what it chooses to include or exclude - they should never be pressured into running an article (or, indeed, not publishing one).
All IMHO, of course!
Thank you, Chris Hughes! A perfect summary of the real situation. Drobe, like all publishers, is all the better for deciding for itself what items to include and what to leave out. And, also like other publishers, cannot therefore be relied upon for every single snippet of information. Chris' statement is absolutely right. I do think Drobe are a bit paranoid in this case, but we're all intelligent enough to see that for ourselves. As druck says - what a fuss about nothing! Thanks to both Chris, for reminding us of the facts, and Drobe, for giving us their own view of the world.