Thursday, August 14, 2008
What is, and more importantly what isn't, on that disc in your Beckett?
For anyone who has picked up the newest Beckett Sports Card Monthly with Darren McFadden on the cover, you are sure to have immediately opened up the magazine to the CD that was included which gives you free access to their website and a few extras.
When I first saw the disc, I was expecting all of Beckett's tutorials to be on the disc in one place for easy access if you got lost on their site. But, I was disappointed when I clicked on one of the four categories only to be linked to their website.
So I went to the extras to see if there was anything interesting there. And again, I didn't find too much. There was a video of Beckett staff gags which is sure to go over really well with all the Beckett haters out there. There were also some photo galleries of Beckett covers and the Beckett headquarters (dare I say I wouldn't mind working there someday).
The biggest problem is that most people who read/receive the Beckett magazine are already pretty aware of the website so why did they spend all the money to produce a CD to include with the magazine? Would it not be smarter to take those discs to the Nationals and hand them out to new collectors or those who admit they aren't familiar with Beckett's website?