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I'm thinking about going paperless, but then again I know how most people feel about an electronic zine.. how it doesn't feel the same; how the whole essence of a zine is in the paper--the photocopied feel, etc.

So what are your thoughts?

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Yeah, I try to spend as little time as possible in front of a screen, so I really couldn't imagine sitting down before one and reading through the entire content of a zine. Plus yeah, I like the physicality (is that a word..?) of paper zines, and it makes the trading process quite intimate, but then again you'd save a lot on postage and printing costs doing it electronically. I guess plenty of e-zines do exist; it's your zine so in the end it's your decision :) I remember your zines having little flaps and pouches though, and you'd never get that electronically!
I've been thinking about doing an art zine or something on reused paper. Like grabbing a bunch of cast offs from a copy shop and seeing what the results look like.
I don't really have a copy shop near me where I can get those though. Hrmmm.
I would understand why you want to do that. I spend part of my time on the computer so I wouldn't mind reading one.

Matthew: Try your local library. Mine has copy machines and I know whenever I use it there are tons of screw ups that go in the recycling bin.



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