a place for zinesters - writers and readers
If handwriting is legible, It can look so beautiful in a zine. If handwriting is messy, it can be a nightmare to read. I guess we all know that.
I think there is charm to both handwriting and typing. Old school typewriting looks cool, as long as there aren't so many typos that reading is a chore. If reading is a chore, I am less likely to bother. Harsh, I know, but true for me.
I do use my computer a lot for producing my zines. It's easier on me physically (my hand goes numb when I'm handwriting anything, but not when I type), and I appreciate being able to more easily make corrections and move text. Usually I type everything out, then do a cut and paste layout. I would use my computer to do layout too, if I could figure out how to do it with what I have.
I hate using my computer to communicate, but I do it because it's fast and easy and cheap. It is cool that via the internet I have met people and communicated with people that I would have otherwise not have known.
I think readability (including adequate white space--one of my personal challenges) is ultimately what's important to me.