I see this dvd as a sort of birthday present. My birthday is in February, but I still had some money from last year that I didn’t spend, as I wanted to do something special with it. This was what I bought (thanks mum):
It’s the Threads archives, containing all Threads magazines from 1985 till the last issue of 2009. It arrived yesterday and of course I had to install it almost right away and take a look at the contents and possibilities. Installation was easy, first time I started the program it gave an error message, but haven’t had that one again and it works without any problems.
WOW, what information! All of the magazines is there, all pages, including the advertisements. I’ve not yet read whole articles in depth, but already know this was worth the investment. Funny to see that on the early issues there are no internet addresses. Time flies, I can’t think of life without internet any more.
I tried the Search option and it’s very fast. Type “Chanel” as word you’re searching for and you get the results below: complete articles on Chanel, but also issues where a reference to Chanel is made. Double clicking on the page opens the issue at that specific page.
By default the word(s) you were looking for are highlighted.
Another great possibility is to add an article or page to your Favorites. You can even rename an article to your own preference. The first favorite in below picture first just had a reference to a page number, and I renamed it to be more specific.
Browsing is easy, you can easily move forward and backward through the pages, and zoom in or out. Printing is also possible.
As you can see from above, I’m very happy with this dvd and it will certainly suit my “needs”. I’ve bought several older issues on E-bay, which is quite expensive with shipping costs, and now I have them all. There’s one thing that’s less good: the resolution of text and pictures is not as high as in the original magazines, and some details of the pictures are a bit less clear than in the magazine itself (I compared with an issue I have). But I can easily live with that.
I’m looking forward to take a break occassionally from work and browse these magazines.