Popular Science has been around since 1872. Over my life, I think I probably had a subscription to it for more years than just about any of the other magazines that I had. It was likely where I saw my first advertisements for the ZX-80 series of computers, and I’m sure I saw many articles on how computing would change the future. Three years ago, it shut down it’s print version, but kept a digital version going. This week, they announced that even that was going away, and they’d no longer charge for subscriptions, but would still post articles and videos. In that, they reduced staff from 13, down to 5 editors, a sign that the name is nearing an end.
The decision came three years after the publication ended its storied print edition, which began in 1872. It will still publish articles and videos on its website.