As one might guess, i am a huge fan of the printed word. I know it is not in vague these days as more and more people get their news on their pc, ipad and phones. During the pandemic i subscribed to more digital news, magazines and subscription services than any time in my past. That said, i was never very fond of reading online. I like having a book or newspaper in my hand. When i heard the RCSC was going digital on the SunViews paper i was disappointed. I know, it was a throwback to the good old days but i liked the idea of having a hard copy i could look through. After opening my email today with the digital version of SunViews, i was still disappointed. The good news is i have a 31 inch monitor so i could at least read it. That wasn't the case on my ipad and i refused to even try on my iphone. I hate looking at websites on my phone. There seems to be an overriding theme in virtually everything i read from the RCSC these days. The argument goes all of these changes, all of the decisions they are making comes down to "saving money" so they don't have to raise our fees. It's good to be conscientious about saving a buck, but at what cost? And before anyone points out i can pick up the 8 page hard copy of SunViews at a rec center; obviously i know that. I also know an 8 page paper is underwhelming at the very least. What is even a harder stretch to swallow is during the pandemic the cost of proving a fraction of the services was as costly as keeping everything functioning under normal operations. I had a mantra i embraced in my previous work life: Two things impacted how i functioned and whether i was successful: Education and communication. I know, pretty basic, but when i put both in play, the members seemed to respond far better than when they knew nothing and then we told them the bare-ass minimum. Sad to say, i wasn't impressed by the new format, not even a little bit.