In the seemingly continual push toward digital media these days, do you ever find yourself wondering whether printed magazines may one day become a thing of the past? Whenever this topic comes up around the editorial office, there seem to be valid arguments for both sides of this issue.
Personally, I find that while I often enjoy reading digital magazines, there is still no substitute for the arrival of a fresh new printed magazine in my mailbox, or the discovery of a new magazine on the newsstand. I take pleasure in grabbing a cup of coffee and heading to the patio with a magazine tucked easily under my arm, ready to absorb every word and ad page-by-page. It’s quick and easy to open up a pattern pull-out section to get a feel for just how large or small a template or pattern is while I’m making my plans for which projects I might want to make. I also like being able to grab a back issue for reference, and place sticky-notes on pages with handy info I want to remember.
But I can’t deny the appeal of a digital magazine – so many issues in so little space, the ability to search for information and to bookmark favorite content, or quickly explore the website of an advertiser. Once in a while, if I need to print a pattern or template, I can print out a few pages and tape template patterns together as needed. But if you’re at all like me, sometimes that added step instigates a technological communication battle with the printer, at which point I pine for the printed edition!
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