Print Isn’t Dead, Just Digitally Preserved
When Ghostbusters was celebrating its 24th anniversary I began to preserve out of print Ghostbusters content, adding it to then Ectocontainment. Trivia: I’m pretty sure it was The Real Ghostbusters Jumbo Coloring Book. (PDF file) I didn’t even have a physical copy of it! In 2011 I did have plenty of physical Real/Ghostbusters out of print materials to preserve. Mainly my legacy with The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) and NOW The Real Ghostbusters comics. They were originally hosted at Ectocontainment, later Ecto-Containment. The digital files would evolve thanks to ghostheads Matthew Jordan and Paul Rudoff. From then to present day as I had or was given permission to share “newer” physical content I did and would.
Originally my files were so large I didn’t have enough space to host them all at Ecto-Containment. Even with a team effort and so I could host other files here I made the decision to move all the preservation files from the basement to upstairs. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, April 22, 2015)
All periodicals have been at Ghostbusters Firehouse for the last 4 years to this day. I’ve always wanted to bring it all back to Ecto-Containment. That was my plan. Today on my day off that’s exactly what I did.
After another recent new site layout I added a new section to Media, Print Is Dead. If you’ve visited The Magazine Rack at Ghostbusters Firehouse, it’s the same “directory” without the polish of separate pages for The Electric Company Magazine, The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) or NOW Comics The Real Ghostbusters. All files are PDFs linked to Ecto-Containment.
When I was done uploading 82? files I created a second Print Is Dead page for Ghostbusters: The Video Game from 2009. It contains the official Prima guides, a non official game guide, and official manuals.
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