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Magazine Love: Print vs. Online

The obvious popularity of the iPad, Kindle and the new ultra thin and flexible Skiff Reader that is designed specifically for magazine and newspaper content, may have the capability to trample the print media.

Whether we love print magazines or not, I think there is a need to explore the digital horizon. Since we each have our own likes and individual interests, here is a list of hundreds of online magazines. My new favorite online home design magazine is Lonny. This shelter magazine has caught my attention because it is so well designed (it’s founded by an ex-Domino staffer). Read more about Lonny in this New York Times article.

I love them…magazines. And, I’ve let them go. Not totally (I still have a few subscriptions), because I don’t own a digital reading device other than my laptop, and I am not interested in reading on my laptop in bed or on the beach. I like the green factor of using less paper waste. Will my unrequited love be rekindled by a Kindle, an iPad or the spiffy new Skiff? The jury is still out, but the writing may be on the touchpad…

I would love to hear your thoughts on this new virtual world of reading magazines online and please share your favorite online magazines in the comments below.

Image: Skiff Reader via Designboom

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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7:50PM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Thank you.

7:49PM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:12PM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:11PM PST on Nov 28, 2013

Thank you.

12:41AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

I like having the feel of real paper publications in my hands.

11:52AM PDT on Oct 29, 2010


12:14PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

Great move to go to blogging. The younger generation are on line it seem from birth! Just yesterday my husband called me from work and suggested I look up a specific sailing magazine on line. Our picture was in it from a sail boat race we were in last week.

11:17PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

This article was on my mind today. Our local newspaper shut down and now is combined with another newspaper which is also struggling. I read how all the old businesses are shutting down plus the historic homes are going to waste. I've been attempting writing and go to a book store where I like the feeling of books being all around as I struggle at this. Maybe it's psychological but in my mind I've convinced myself I'm around other authors hoping maybe some of their talents might rub off on me. Today I looked at some books about writing even though I can't afford them. There's a lot of free material on the Internet concerning writing now days. I sold myself on the idea of finding a way to buy books again. The material I glanced at seemed better then what I seen on the Net. Plus for me just trying to communicate on the Net hasn't been real good in finding others I like to share with. With books I find more peace of mind as if the author is sharing with me and I don't run the risk of arguing about how I understand what was shared.

I don't know about magazines but I'm going to try and buy more books when I can just to support the authors, bookstores and everybody else who makes them available to us.

Again thanks for bringing this to our attention.

6:52PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

Oh, I would lvoe to buy the Kindle 2, but I find it a bit expensive.

6:00PM PDT on Jun 29, 2010

I still do prefer the paper versions of both books and magazines...

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