Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Predicting the future can be fun, but not as fun as reading about past predictions.

"Most of the current press about 'the zine explosion' has declared that zines are going to revolutionize print journalism and kill the big magazine. My zine is fun and is a good example of what a powerful punch the small press can deliver. But unlike other zine publishers, I don’t actually believe zines are the wave of the future. I just did mine for a kick and it took off. In fact, I believe the emerging pathways for information will be electronic. In the near future, I predict that we will get all of our news, information, and personal mail solely via fax machines."

—Jeff Fox, publisher of the zine Die Evan Dando, Die, writing for Vice magazine in 1994