The "Few Gigs of PDF's" Archive is just not the same.
Until I get their iPads' wired up to the sun, there just won't be the same degree of reliability and functionality.
When reminded of MAD's demise, I can't help but feel we're really losing something by turning off the paper-publishing switch.
Does anyone have a stack of old comic books they want to get rid of? I'll pay shipping, wherever you are.
Same. Sometimes I buy modern issues of magazines I used to read when I was younger, but it's not the same. MAD seems quirkier and I don't recognize many of the authors (although the movie parodies are still good). Heavy Metal/2099 AD seems very focused in the art of it and the writing is often mediocre.
Either they changed, or I have, or both. There's this intangible feeling of wanting to revive an old pleasure. It is hard to let go.
Who would have thought it would be my dad keeping the subscription to this day!
Another magazine with the same truth at its core is The Realist, which happens to be archived online. It makes me uncomfortable how issues from 5 decades ago remain as relevant today as when written.
I still occasionally remember one of my favorite little side comics (the ones in the margins) where a person was holding a sign that said "LAWN ORDER" (a pun on LAW AND ORDER).
A Social Engineering classic, iirc...