I have one main reason I now prefer an electronic device to paper in most cases: I can make the text as big as I want on a tablet, and my near vision has deteriorated wildly as I've aged.  Sure, I also have reading glasses, but it's really nice to just be able to enlarge the font.

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 6:52 AM Nemo Nusquam <cym224@gmail.com> wrote:
On 2021-04-08 01:32, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2021, Norman Wilson wrote (in part):
>> I'm not sure why people, even in a group devoted to history like
>> ours, focus so much on whether a journal is issued in print or only
>> electronically.  The latter has become more and more common.
> Well, curling up in bed with a good PDF just doesn't quite feel the
> same...  It's also handy in a waiting room (no battery to go flat and
> not having to rely upon a WiFi connection) and also when waiting for
> the local bus.

In this informal survey, I side with Dave, though I prefer to read in my
comfy well-lit chair with tea/coffee/cocoa.  (A very similar thread was
aired on MO last year.)

>> On one hand, I too find that if something is available only
>> electronically I'm more likely to put off reading it, probably
>> because back issues don't pile up as visibly.
I fully concur -- I tend to completely forget about them.  Have
advertisers actually tracked how many readers look at their ads in print
vs. digital?


> I know the feeling :-)  I'm slowly working through my bookmarks.
> -- Dave