Kel Tuesday, March 24, 2015 discussionI remember reading magazines as a kid and teenager. Highlights, anyone? And then in junior high it was American Girl and Brio in high school. Fast forward to present: I pick up a magazine every now and then (usually in a waiting room) and read an article or two, but it's not a consistent thing.
The majority of books I read are physical copies. Why haven't they gone the way of the magazine and migrated to a screen-only experience? The biggest reason is probably length. It's convenient to read a short article or post on a screen. It's a lot more screen-time with a novel. The second biggest reason is probably the nature of the content. Aside from the facts that novels are almost entirely text (and therefore less shiny and appealing on-screen), novels present fully immersive experiences- adventures. Unless you're reading The New Yorker or something similar with extra long, dense articles, you're probably reading magazines for a quick bite of information or entertainment. With books, I want to settle in, block out distractions (unless it's a cruddy book), and really sink into the story.
What about you guys? Do you remember any magazines you read as a kid? Do you subscribe to any now?