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Hit-and-Miss

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By Richard Backus | Jun 1, 2003

The February 2002 issue was a first for Gas Engine Magazine. It
was the first time GEM appeared on newsstands, and it was
the first time GEM featured ‘sell lines’ on the
front cover, those short descriptions giving potential readers an
idea of what they’ll find inside the pages of the magazine.

We’ve been getting feedback from readers ever since, and
many of you have voiced displeasure with those lines, wishing
instead to see the cover picture in all its glory and detail. More
than a few readers have noted how closely they examine the cover
photograph for engine details, and given that it’s the biggest
picture in the magazine that makes more than a little bit of sense.
So starting with this issue we’re crafting two covers for GEM;
one for subscribers and another for the newsstand. Of course, this
creates a happy dilemma, of sorts: If you want the full collection
of GEM, you’ll just have to run down a newsstand copy
every other issue. Enjoy.

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