The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

CREEM Magazine

March 31st, 2016 . by Alexander Fisher

I was just sitting here thinking about the music I listened to when I was a teenager. I read Rolling Stone magazine a lot. But CREEM magazine was a big influence as well. They talked about a lot of name acts like David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Kiss, but they were also writing about The Dictators, New York Dolls, and The Ramones. I remember they had a full photo spread once called “Wayne County At Home” which were photos of a cross dressing punk singer lounging around his house in a dress, heels and a bouffant hairdo. The good old days.

The Columbus Dispatch Endorses John McCain: Stupidity or Criminal Insannity?

October 20th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

For some time now I have been waiting for the Columbus Dispatch’s endorsement for president. Remembering that the paper had made endorsements in the last two elections for president that were self serving and as it turned out totally bone headed, I assumed that the Dispatch’s owners would again err on the side of personal profit, as opposed to the public good.

This past Sunday I found my waiting was over, and the endorsement was just as I expected. Again the Dispatch endorsed the candidate that will change little except the name on the door of the oval office.

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Crusade for Jesus with a Former Elvis Impersonator

October 18th, 2008 . by Alexander Fisher

I cut this out of the newspaper in Columbus, Ohio. I think it’s from the 1980’s. I always liked how they thought they had to say "Former Elvis Presley Impersonator" like being a current one was bad or something.

Come to think of it, maybe they have something there…


Crusade with Elvis

PC Magazine, We Hardly Knew Ye!

May 12th, 2007 . by Alexander Fisher

I have subscribed to many magazines over the years. Many of them have been computer related. I began receiving Run Magazine, Compute!, and Compute!’s Gazette back in the nineteen eighties. I read every page and saved most of these magazines for years. I always said it was for reference, but it also reminded me of a time when I had a whole lot of fun learning and playing.

After I threw away my Commodore 64 magazines, boxed up my C-128, and bought a PC, I determined that PC Magazine seemed to be a straightforward computer magazine without as much marketing hype as some of the others. I had been subscribing to PC World magazine and determined at one point that PC World was following a path to less information about PCs and more about entertainment products. About this time, another magazine I was reading, Maximum PC, was in a rush to please its corporate marketers by acquiring more subscribers which included those that can barely open a PC, let alone build one. I dropped both PC World and Maximum PC.

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