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The Verdict

Online zines have a lot going for them. They're cheap to produce and distribute, and they offer the promise of multimedia and interactivity. As Internet use approaches ubiquity, e-zines will likely improve in number and quality.

However, until future generations forsake browsing in the bookstore for downloading whatever e-book Amazon.com tells them fits their demographic, traditional paper zines will survive. The quirky construction of traditional paper zines adds to the charm of the medium, and that's integral to the zine's appeal.

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