Interestingly, I've found that I want paper magazines more and more as time goes by. The same content delivered digitally just doesn't give me the same satisfaction.
I feel exactly as you do.
When digital first started to become a thing with Napster, I was all onboard. iPods seemed revolutionary, Kindles were the future and digital downloads (small arcade games) on consoles were astoundingly cool. But as time moved on, I really started to find the payoff to be less and less. Now I'm struggling to buy or use any digital media at all. It all just feels so soulless now.
Thanks! Have you read any issues? How does it stack up?
Back in the 90s people were saying the exact same thing - except digital referred to CDs, laser disks, and DVDs (a bit later). It was all about preserving vinyl, and to a lesser extent, tape.
Personally, for me, as someone who reads a ton and listens to tons of music; I couldn’t imagine doing the physical media thing anymore. I’m usually on the go, I’m reading tons of different websites, a lot of different novels to fit what I am currently in the mood for, and I love listening to music. If I had to limit myself to what I carry around, magazines instead of websites, catalogues instead of amazon/online stores, big bulky books instead of snooks, and flipping around vinyl records all the time... I think I wouldn’t be able to function. While I am a child of the 80s, I’m very much a man of the 21st century... as a child of the 80s and its narcissism, I turned around this conversation and made it all about me :P