Since I opted for the digital version of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, I haven't read it. I noticed this because the pdf file for January issue was open on one of my desktops, and the email alerts were stored in some inbox.
Perhaps it is a failure of digital distribution, perhaps it is a symptom of information overload. I also noticed issues of technical magazines piling up on the table outside my office, which means students are not picking them up. In any case, maybe I will switch back to paper at the next renewal.