NOTHING IS SO dispiriting as a glance at the magazine rack: so many words, so little to read, and the parched reader perishes amidst apparent abundance, as a man might die of thirst in the middle of the ocean.
When Dr. Boli founded his celebrated Magazine in 1825, the common goal of magazines in general was to present their readers with something to read. One by one, such magazines have vanished, or changed beyond recognition, so that now only Dr. Boli’s remains, a tiny oasis in a vast desert of print.
Over the years Dr. Boli has made few concessions to the advance of technology. The typewriter was one such concession. Dr. Boli himself prefers to write with a steel pen dipped in sepia writing fluid, but he has found that a typewriter in the office makes a noticeable increase in the speed of his secretary’s work. As Dr. Boli has employed the same secretary since 1879, any increase in his speed is noted with sincere appreciation. Likewise the Linotype machine, which Dr. Boli purchased in 1996, has made the production of his celebrated Magazine swifter and more efficient than it was with the old wooden press Dr. Boli had used until that time.
When Dr. Boli heard that there was such a thing as a World-Wide Web, by which the printing stage of publication could be entirely eliminated, he knew that this was another of those technical advancements that would materially improve the production of his Magazine. After eleven years of preparation, Dr. Boli’s celebrated Magazine is finally being published in an electrical form. It is Dr. Boli’s hope that this improvement will bring good literature within the reach of many millions of readers who have long since given up on magazines in their paper form.