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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Just received this today. It contains 8 dvd's of every edition of The New Yorker from 1925 to 2005. So I'll be reading this for a while!
NOTE IF YOU ARE IN THE UK - you will have to change your PC date settings to either MM/DD/YY or YY/MM/DD format to be able to view the dvd's.
Published on 30 Sep 2005 by Andrew James Wright

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scandalous
I've been dying to put my hand on this, and now I have it. Most joyless Christmas present ever. A smashing blow of pure frustration.

Book is glued to the foldout case that contains the DVD-s. Turning pages while holding the whole product in hands is not possible. On-table mode of operation only. Same lack of common sense in the editing: illustrious authors...
Published on 28 Dec 2006 by I.


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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scandalous, 28 Dec 2006
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This review is from: The Complete New Yorker with DVD (Hardcover)
I've been dying to put my hand on this, and now I have it. Most joyless Christmas present ever. A smashing blow of pure frustration.

Book is glued to the foldout case that contains the DVD-s. Turning pages while holding the whole product in hands is not possible. On-table mode of operation only. Same lack of common sense in the editing: illustrious authors honoured with their articles truncated, cut in the middle of a sentence, or rather, a word. Surprising barbarism from an institution of literacy.

Eight DVD-s, meant to be swapped in and out all the time, in scratchy cardboard pockets. That's 21th century design for you, as concieved by a team of braindeads.

'Insert Disk 1 into your computer and follow the instructions' - except nothing happens and you are left to your imagination. Try installing the application via Explorer, and while you are waiting for a response, try figuring out if the thing is dead or alive. Maybe it's the artifacts on the disk that make the process drag on for ages. Or maybe it's all by design, to accomodate you with the new working speed of your machine after the installation.

From eight disks the application doesn't recognize five. More exactly, it recognizes them following some hermetic pattern. At this stage I suspect that pattern has to do with inserting one of the working disks and selecting a year not correspondent to it, then closing the program and putting in a problematic disk, after which the program is restarted and a year adequate to the newly inserted disk is selected. Intellectually very stimulating, but I'd rather prefer reading the magazine than playing oblique strategies.

Picture quality deplorable. No pirated material on the filesharing circuit would ever dare to degrade its source so much. Pixelated digital cancer proliferates in raster images, making them look like s..t. (Arno cartoons in crisp detail? Dream on!) And - what I haven't seen pointed out in other reviews - the colors are jumbled! Red casually turned into ultramarine, brown into cobalt blue, yellow into cyan, etc, so every now and again the revered title page looks like one designed for a madhouse bulletin. Even black & white pages get randomly colorized with cyan, making for interesting studies in Hideous. I wonder what the manufacturers thought to be okay in all of this. "Exactly as it appeared on the printed page, in full color" - they say. It's a lie.

I won't waste space on the copy protection and spyware issues, as they have been extensively dealt by others elsewhere.

Lesson: a series of one star reviews are never to be ignored.

Zero stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OLD VERSION, 6 Mar 2013
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This is a very out of date set of DVDs which won't work on a modern Mac. I had to return them.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 30 Sep 2005
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Andrew James Wright (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Just received this today. It contains 8 dvd's of every edition of The New Yorker from 1925 to 2005. So I'll be reading this for a while!
NOTE IF YOU ARE IN THE UK - you will have to change your PC date settings to either MM/DD/YY or YY/MM/DD format to be able to view the dvd's.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Update removes need to reset time, 25 Jan 2006
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Dr. V. Stewart (Somerton,, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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There's nothing one can add about this being eight DVDs of pure bliss!!!! but I thought that in view of the review that says you have to reset your computer's date/time thingy, when my chap installed it there arrived onscreen news of an update which, when he agreed to it, obviated any need to play around with the computer's time-setting. I'm a total computer-illiterate so may not have expressed myself well, but hopefully this makes some sort of sense ...
Oh, and the content is indeed pure bliss.
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