Sunday, 6 March 2011

We Interrupt Your Scheduled Broadcast...

I'm a little angry.

No. Actually, I'm bordering on apoplectic.

This was brought to my attention and it was abhorrent. The blurb on it ran as follows: A new era in digital publishing has begun!!

A new era in digital publishing began nearly 10 years ago with Borderline magazine and there will be a lot of people who worked on Borderline that will find this offensive. Every single issue of the award-winning magazine we produced is currently available to download from and the first one is dated August 2001.

I don't know if we have any legal recourse, or if we have any grounds to register an official complaint with Gareb Shamus and Wizard, but you can bet your life we're going to look into it and if we do we're going to make sure that credit is given where credit is due - and that will be the barest minimum requirement.

Borderline won awards, was downloaded by over 150,000 people and helped the careers of many people to be discarded out of hand or ignored.


  1. I'm sure I told you about this a few weeks ago. It's annoying, isn't it?

  2. Have they contacted you or anything? Quite intrigued by this... I mean the pdf isnt a patch on Borderline, but a little acknowledgement would be a good thing...

  3. No one has contacted us; no one has acknowledged us; Gareb Shamus is a stinky slab of female genitalia according to things people have told me :)