It is obvious that you have never worked in the printing industry. All printed product is put in PDF format before the printing company sends it to the press (Part of the prepress operation). Be it the NY Times, People Magazine or the newest Star Trek calendar.
PDF can be opened on almost any device and operating system and you can save it if you wish to read it later while being offline, but as Nishka said we will welcome any constructive feedback on how we can improve our magazine.
I really loved the idea of getting an interview with him.
We normally don't hear a lot about the many developers that are constantly working hard behind the scenes, so I figured getting some more details about the ships would be cool.
Especially since the ships we talk about in the magazine are also up in the C-Store tonight! ^_^