I'm a longtime subscriber to the paper magazine (a/k/a "dead tree publication") and am definitely headed in the digital direction. I hang onto the mags -- stacking them in corners since the space under the bed is already full. But honestly, I hardly ever need to go back and re-read anything. And, articles that I know I want to have close to hand (e.g. last year's coverage of my friend, knife-maker Mudd Sharrigan) I go to great trouble to scan into pdf for retention and cataloging in Evernote.
I have been searching for a clear and concise description of the pros (and cons?) of switching my subscription to "digital". I have learned that WITHOUT having signed up for digital I AM able to visit the digital website and look at many WB issues -- even being able to drill in and view selected pages/articles. I sense my access and view is somehow limited but there is no clear statement about what I'm being permitted to see and/or how much more access I would have IF if were, in fact, a digital subscriber.
And then there's the WB iPad app available on the iTunes Store (Apple) for FREE. We purchased an iPad to see what all the fuss was about. I was very surprised to find FREE digital access to WoodenBoat via this app. Despite that the app's description says, "The app is used to view your digital subscription to WoodenBoat on your mobile device." I am able to browse current and past WB issues. Will the app be expanded in some way after I do, in fact, have a digital subscription?
Believe me, I am not complaining about anything -- I am a very happy customer! I'm guessing my confusion is most probably due to my being an OLD dog.