View Poll Results: When do floppies go all - digital?

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  • within 5 years (by 2023)

    1 8.33%
  • within 10 years (by 2028)

    4 33.33%
  • within 20 years (by 2038)

    2 16.67%
  • longer than 20 years / Never

    5 41.67%
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    Mighty Member WheelchairX's Avatar
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    Within the next 5-10 years, I think the digital market will be the bigger focus. However, I prefer print comics, not sure why, but I do - even though I have dozens of digital comics already. So until it's officially dead, I'm sticking to print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WheelchairX View Post
    However, I prefer print comics, not sure why, but I do - even though I have dozens of digital comics already.
    I know exactly why I prefer print:

    1 - there isn’t yet a device which I can read comics on in the sun. (I do most of my comic reading outdoors)
    2 - I buy most of my TPB second hand on eBay. That averages under 4 which is way cheaper than digital - though some digital sales get cheaper.
    3 - Marvel and DC comics have DRM.
    4 - I can’t sell them on.

    All this said, I think all of these issues (except 4) can and will be solved in time.

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    Having a physical copy of great artwork will always be better than having a great piece of art on a computer screen. That's why the comic book will always be around.

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    I think physical media will continue to surprise people with its longevity.
    Thank you AMericA for votinG for chAnge.

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    If I get to own them outright and don't have to transfer licensees just to read them, then bring on the paperless.
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    Been digital for several years already. I have yet to come across a comic in that time that has made me want to own a physical copy of it.

    Other than something like a Omnibus/Essential or other hardcover collection like something like the "Calvin & Hobbes" collection of rare/hard to find comics. A collected Reid Fleming or Milk & Cheese, Marshall Law would make me reach for my wallet.

    Otherwise don't care either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    Has anyone else noticed that the people who use the term "floppie" usually don't actually read comics in that form?
    So true...lol. It's almost like a derogatory term for paper single issue comics made by people who hate buying paper single issue comics and who buy TPBs or digital copies exclusively. But nobody who actually buys and collects them calls them "Floppies." Stupid term, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncanny Mutie View Post
    So true...lol. It's almost like a derogatory term for paper single issue comics made by people who hate buying paper single issue comics and who buy TPBs or digital copies exclusively. But nobody who actually buys and collects them calls them "Floppies." Stupid term, I agree.
    And don't forget, if a product is a "flop", it definitely is not a success.

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