4,109 issues and counting
What will the folks at The New Yorker think of next? Following the success of last year's Complete Cartoons, their newest coup, The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine, is an eight-DVD set that contains each issue of the weekly in its entirety, from February 21, 1925, to February 21, 2005. That's eight decades' worth of groundbreaking reportage, classic fiction and poetry, authoritative criticism and, of course, cartoons, all on DVD. Each disc has a search engine that allows you to locate favorite authors, artists and articles, and the set is attractively packaged with a companion book. The DVDs are only compatible with computers (system requirements: Windows 2000; Windows XP; Mac OS X 10.3 and higher). Updates to the collection will be made annually by the magazine. Imagine it: your own personal New Yorker archives, stored conveniently on disc, to peruse when you choose. At last, you can get rid of those old issues you've been saving!
Julie Hale keeps her old copies of The New Yorker in Austin, Texas.