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.