Playboy Releases Back Issues on Hard Disk
Nothing conjures up images of smoking jackets, pipe aroma, and silicone implants quite like Playboy--which, like every other print magazine, is struggling to stay relevant in the Internet era. Well, Hef and Co. have come up with a revenue booster just in time for the stocking-stuffer season: 56 years of Playboy on a 250GB hard drive.
The "collector's edition" costs $300 and includes every print issue from December 1953 through December 2009. "That's 56 incredible years of Playboy--over 650 issues, more than 100,000 pages--all at your fingertips," reads the publisher's promo copy.
Yes, there's a "fingertips" joke in there somewhere. Feel free to share in the Comments section.
The Playboy drive comes with Bondi Digital Publishing's magazine-browsing software, which is also used by magazine's online archive of back issues.
The pocket-sized USB drive is compatible with both Mac and Windows PCs. Oh, yeah, it's hot-swappable too.