|The fan's first activity is reading the proz and fantasy books (or, really first, the scientificomics). After he starts subscribing to fanzines, he may find that he no longer has time to read the proz; this was especially true of the British fans during the war, when the supply of US proz was cut off anyway. Some fans even find it necessary to choose carefully which fanzines they shall read because of the lack of time to read them all; and this created the demand for a fanzine digest.
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
"I think that a person has entered the category of those who are ready to go to the elephant's graveyard and await death when he recognized the fact that he can't real all the fanzines that come in." -- J. F. Speer.