zines v. the internet

Thanks to my friend Eric for sending me this link. Rita Flórez at Good Magazine has an article title “Why Zines Won’t Die”, which I found pretty interesting, and relates to my thesis (which, alas, is done, but the research continues!). The final paragraphs of Flórez’s article:

There’s also the “Can I read it on the toilet?” factor, which print lovers argue is irreplaceable. “If it’s really good artwork, there’s only so much you can get out of looking at a computer screen,” says Frederick. “You’d rather own a nice book or a nice bound zine rather than a stack of printouts.”

Rowe agrees: “There’s something about being able to hand somebody a copy of your zine. There’s more of a personal interaction. When I ask people what they love about reading zines, they mention that it’s not just getting the zine, it’s getting this note from the person who made the zine. It became a personal correspondence.” Think people will be saying that about a MySpace profile 10 years from now?

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One Response to zines v. the internet

  1. Sally Sue Snodgrass says:

    I totaly agree!

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