PSFK writes about the future of magazines, mainly about 4 points that I agree with:
1. Not many people seem interested in reading long-form journalism (The New Yorker, NYT Magazine, etc) in front of their screens.
2. Magazines are easily portable for a plane ride, or the commute home. Also, they can be a good weekend digest of the weekâ€™s events when you are away from the computer/PDA. Though digital books and interfaces for the consumption of media are emerging, none seem poised to make a significant impact.
3. The medium allows for deeper analysis and context of daily news.
4. The sensory experience that print affords â€” the feel of different paper stocks, glossy photos, beautiful layout, design â€” simply cannot be replicated digitally.