I loved to "hold" the newspaper or book I was reading. I also never thought I would pay to read something online.
However, in this "gotta have it now" world we live in, the papers are almost out-of-date by the time you get them. I thought I would never like to read online, but then the paper I like to read, MPLS Star Tribune, started limited how many articles I could read for free each month.
Since I retired 11 months ago, I have read the paper exclusively online. I pay $7.96 a month and get the same content online, including pictures and ads, as the print version.
I will say that is my top limit however. If the price were to rise too much, I may have to reconsider.
I also read amazon books on my Ipad. Many of them have been free. I usually have a limit of $7-8 for a book, but have made exceptions.
When all is said and done, usually more was said than done.
Retired Fall of 2011 @58 :)