I missed last week's visit to ZAPP. The old Honda Accord is just not as reliable as it was when it rolled off the line in '91. Perhaps I'm expecting too much from Henrietta Honda, but I'd like her to hang on, at least until the end of graduate school. We'll have to see. Anyway, when I returned to ZAPP this weekend, I realized that the great migration from cardboard holders to the plastic variety had occurred, while I was out.
The archive now has a sense of permanency to it, and, as it was explained to me, the Zines are now better protected. Did you know that cardboard imparts acid into whatever it has contact with? Something to consider if you have collectible magazines at home that are sitting in a cardboard acid-bath.
The archive is open today form 1-5 at Seattle's Hugo House. Learn more about ZAPP and Hugo House by visiting: http://www.hugohouse.org