I am a huge fan of Genii, and as I have said before, since Richard has been in the driver's seat, many of the issues are actually more valuable than a number of the obviously higher-priced books on my magic/mentalism shelf.
But with all of that said, I will admit that it is possible that I would never bother to read it again if it was only in electronic form. I would simply find other printed material to enjoy. (I know that this thread is about having a choice between print or e-magazine, but since this type of discussion seems to come up all the time around here, I decided to finally toss in my opinions.)
Technology is great, but over the past decade, it seems that technology itself has become much more of the focus than the actual content. And I do not simply mean in magic literature, I mean in just about everything. After all, I hardly ever hear people talking about a new musical release, but every single day I hear someone boasting about how many songs they are carrying with them. And the same certainly goes for books. (Freud may have called this "catalog envy".)
In the words of Schopenhauer:
"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
Those words are certainly more true today then they were when they were written in the 1800's.
For me, I am not interested in how much I can carry with me, or how fast I can retrieve something. To me, reading is not just about research, hoarding titles, or convenience--it is often for relaxing. Speed, amount, accessibility, and other such features don't usually interest me that greatly. And I certainly do not find reading from a screen, or handling a stack of pages from my laser printer, to be that relaxing.
Sadly, with so much information out there these days, it seems that the techno-guys too often confuse the words "want" and "need". And I personally do not think that books should be treated like baseball cards.
With all of that said, you can probably guess that you will not be seeing any of my releases ever come out in an electronic version. And the ones that are floating around, they are the dirty work of the techno-crooks. And as you may have guessed, the ever-popular one-click instant international thievery issue is yet another "feature" that does not interest me.
In closing, I will simply say that all of this is just my opinion, and I am certainly not trying to change any minds, or get into any type of debate. Some folks like Chris have a vested interest in this area, and I wish him well. We simply have different priorities.
Keep the change,