Are we asking if we can have our cake and eat it too?
‘Virtual’ is technologically amazing but it is not reality.
As we further immerse ourselves in Virtual Realities we seem to moving away from tangible realities.
Print is tangible. Your description of what it’s like to hold in yer hands- the smell, the feel, the touch, you even used the word Love-
Print is also a ‘settling’ medium and impressions the subconscious in a deeper more permeable way. Advertisers are loosing site of this and rushing into the manipulative noisy digital environment.
The foundation of all quality journalism along with the ethics and responsibilities of a Free Press starts with PRINT-
We are loosing a tremendous amount with the decline of print and opening the door to different ethical standard, digital noise and higher levels of manipulation as we move away from tangible realities to virtual ones.