I ran into a snag subscribing to Wired magazine when I moved from an iPad to an Android tablet – a problem that is compounded by living in Canada. I wrote Wired in what I thought was a light-hearted way to tell them how much their policies stink. I got a short, canned response that I think is entirely insufficient, so I decided to post my letter here.
Rise up with me Canadian tech geeks! It is time to demand better!!
I have been a long-time Wired reader and simply love your magazine. I am writing today to ask why you hate me so much?
I am a Canadian, and I read magazines on a tablet, having recently switched from an iPad to an Asus Infinity Prime tablet. I based the decision on my frustration with Apple, and on glowing reviews like your own that mentions its “beautiful screen” and that says it has “lots of speed and braun”.
Imagine my shock, then, when I saw that Wired doesn’t actually have an Android app at all. The iPad app has been out for over a year, but there is nothing for Android!
“Wow,” I said to myself. “That is shocking. But I see I can get it on Amazon via Kindle, so all is not lost.” Continue reading